In a move that even the Old gods saw coming, American Gods is not moving forward with a fourth season at Starz. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, this is what Starz had to say:
American Gods will not return for a fourth season. Everyone at Starz is grateful to the dedicated cast and crew, and our partners at Fremantle who brought author and executive producer Neil Gaiman’s ever-relevant story to life that speaks to the cultural climate of our country.
This decision comes after the series was already renewed for a fourth season before the third season even aired. Seasons 3 and 4 were meant to be produced back-to-back, though this proved impossible due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The series was canceled due to several reasons: from behind-the-scenes problems with cast, crew and the heads of the production company, to pressure created by the coronavirus lockdown, to the subpar ratings of the recently debuted third season of American Gods.
All in all, the way American Gods went down should not surprise any fans of the series, as it has been dealing with these same problems ever since the series first premiered.
Fortunately, Starz is in talks with producers Fremantle to find a way to give us a divine resolution. The two ideas that are currently on the table include a TV movie or an event series.
We might not have gotten the war that we were promised, but it doesn’t seem to be necessary anymore. There is already a winner: the New Gods.