American Gods season 3 trailer rolls out its wild and crazy new pantheon
There are a bunch of new gods on the block. Not "the New Gods" as in the deities of modernity the Old Gods of myth are fighting for control in American Gods. Just gods who are new, and they are coming for the third season of the Starz TV series adaptation.
The official American Gods season 3 trailer peers through the godly realms to bring us new looks at Marilyn Manson's Viking rocker Johan Wengren, Blythe Danner's Greek goddess of the harvest Demeter, Iwan Rheon's leprechaun Liam Doyle, Danny Trejo and Dominique Jackson as new guises for Crispin Glover's Mr. World, Herizen Guardiola as Yoruban goddess of love Oshun, and rapper Wale as one of the Orisha gods of Shadow Moon's (Ricky Whittle) ancestors.
The fresh faces mingle with the familiar as returning characters continue the story, which takes us now to the town of Lakeside, a location plucked from the middle chapters of author Neil Gaiman's original book. Here, Shadow is trying to lay low after the Maury moment in season 2. ("Mr. Wednesday, you are the father!") But he'll find it's not possible to ignore the godly blood that runs through his veins.
In a previous note penned by Gaiman, one of the executive producers on the show, he stated the story is "back on track." This came months after yet another showrunner change, as well as accusations of racism lodged at that new showrunner, Robert Eglee, from actor Orlando Jones (Mr. Nancy), who said he was fired from the show after helping set up the storyline for season 3.
Character arcs we peek in the new trailer include Laura Moon (Emily Browning) and her mission to get a hold of a weapon that could kill Wednesday (Ian McShane); Bilquis (Yetide Badaki) grappling with Tech Boy (Bruce Langley), who's also grappling with Mr. World; the return of Salim (Omid Abtahi), Czernobog (Peter Stormare), and Mr. Ibis (Demore Barnes); and the townsfolk of Lakeside, including Julia Sweeney as Hinzelmann and Eric Johnson as police chief Chad Mulligan.
Season 3 premieres in the new year on Sunday, Jan. 10.