After three seasons, the show American Gods went through an exceedingly difficult journey. The show always gave the impression that it was on the verge of cancellation due to several factors, including the departure or firing of cast members, the rotation of showrunners, and various other delays. In March of this year, viewers were informed that the show would not be renewed for a fourth season.
After the decision to terminate the show was made, Starz issued the following statement to the press, which, in my opinion, was a little underwhelming: “American Gods will not return for a fourth season. Everyone at Starz is thankful to the committed cast and crew, as well as our partners at Fremantle, for bringing Neil Gaiman’s timeless narrative that speaks to the cultural context of our nation to life via their work on the show.
I am aware that there is not much more that they could have said, but I was anticipating a greater display of feeling from them. Despite the criticisms, it was an excellent adaptation that did a wonderful job of bringing the popular book by Neil Gaiman to life. However, it can’t be said that the program’s cancellation came as a shock to most fans since it seemed like the show would only just make it from one season to the next.
There hasn’t been any word on whether or not the series may find another home in the months following, even though Gaiman seems extremely optimistic about the possibility back in March:
Before the program was canceled in 2019, Gaiman and the showrunner Charles “Chic” Eglee were working on preparations for the next fourth season; however, those plans came to an abrupt end as the show was canceled. However, there has not been a cessation of rumors about the possibility of a conclusion to the series in the shape of a television movie or something similar.
In recent days, viewers haven’t heard anything like it, although incidents similar to this one have taken place in the past. Fans of the time-traveling television show Timeless, for instance, took to the streets in protest when NBC decided to discontinue the show. As a result, the show was finally given a movie to tie up the narrative. The same thing took place with NBC’s Manifest, which was then picked up by Netflix for a concluding season consisting of 20 episodes.
It is conceivable that something similar may occur with American Gods, but I worry that too much time has passed without any news. My pessimistic side tells me that they are probably just hammering out the details and that we should hear anything any day now. However, the optimist in me believes that this will happen. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) was shown to be bound to Yggdrasil, the World Tree, at the conclusion of the third season of American Gods. There, he was seen holding a death vigil for Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), who had been killed by Laura Moon (Emily Browning) with Mr. Wednesday’s very own spear, Gungnir. Laura Moon was the one who had killed Mr. Wednesday. The body of Mr. Wednesday, which had been at the foot of Yggdrasil until the very end of what is now the last episode of the series, vanished in those final minutes.
However, if the show is picked up again, we can anticipate that the tale will go on, and we will also learn what the future holds for Bilquis (Yetide Badaki), who embarked on an exciting adventure of her own during the third season. And let’s not forget Mr./Ms. World, who, after Mr. Wednesday’s passing, was last seen making preparations for a battle between the Old Gods and the New Gods.
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