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Season Three Of ‘American Gods’ Starts In January

Neil Gaiman, creator and production team member of the TV series “American Gods,” which has been successfully broadcast worldwide since 2017, has written to fans of his novel – and especially of the TV adaptation produced by Fremantle in Canada.

In his letter, he reveals a few details about what awaits viewers in the ten one-hour episodes of the upcoming third season, why it is topical – and when it starts: The first episode of the new season will premiere on Sunday, January 10, 2021, on the cable channel Starz in the U.S. and will also be available internationally on Amazon Prime Video from Monday, January 11. 

In terms of content, “American Gods” is based on Gaiman’s 2001 fantasy novel of the same name. In the story, former prison inmate Shadow Moon realizes after his release that gods do indeed exist. He gets involved in a war between the old gods of mythology and the new gods of modern technology. Following an odyssey around the United States, Moon discovered at the end of Season 2 that the old god Mr. Wednesday is actually his father. In the new season, Moon attempts to put down roots and explore his own identity.

Full of drama and emotion

“The struggles of the gods and the people in Season Three of American Gods are the struggles of America. We didn’t think it would prove as timely when we plotted it, nor did I think the novel would still be relevant when I wrote it over 20 years ago,” says Gaiman in a letter to fans. “But I’m glad it’s happening now, in a year when it feels as though diverse stories are being heard, and honored, and allowed to change the future.” So the season will be about the vast landscapes of America, about what “America” means to its people, and about what the many different immigrants brought to this remarkable land – their gods, for example, writes Gaiman. The new gods of phone and app and glitter demand our attention and our love, but the old gods also want to mean something again, he says. “America must be for all of us, and American Gods must reflect that.” It’s full of drama and emotion and it features some of the finest performances the series has yet seen, including the return of some of favorite characters from the previous story, says the author and producer.