American Gods Season 4 Confirm or Cancelled! Check Here!

American gods season 4-After three seasons, American Gods had an exceedingly turbulent ride. With cast members leaving/firing, showrunners changing, and various delays, the show always seemed to be on the verge of cancellation, until fans learned in March of this year that it would not be renewed for a fourth season.

Following the cancellation, Starz issued the following statement, which I found to be a little underwhelming: “American Gods will not return for a fourth season.” Everyone at Starz is grateful to the hardworking cast and crew, as well as our Fremantle partners, for bringing author and executive producer Neil Gaiman’s timeless story to life, which speaks to our country’s cultural context.”

I understand there wasn’t much else they could have said, but I was hoping for a little more emotion. Despite the controversy, it was a fantastic production that brought Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel to life. However, I can’t say I was surprised by the cancellation considering this show only lasted one season.

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Although Gaiman appeared quite optimistic back in March, there hasn’t been any word on whether or not the series could find a new home in the months since:

Is There a Fourth Season of American Gods on the Way?

Gaiman and showrunner Charles “Chic” Eglee was planning the fourth season back in 2019, but after the cancellation, those plans came to a halt. However, there is still talk that a series finale could come in the shape of a TV movie or something.

We haven’t heard anything about it in recent days, although similar incidents have occurred in the past. After NBC canceled their time-traveling series Timeless, for example, fans rioted, and the concept was subsequently adapted into a film. NBC’s Manifest, which was taken up by Netflix for a final 20-episode season, had the same fate.

Something similar may happen with American Gods, but I’m afraid we’ve gone too long without hearing anything. The optimist in me believes they are merely working on the details and that we will hear something soon.

Why Was the Fourth Season of American Gods Canceled?

While the show’s daring fantasy vision and star-studded ensemble drew a lot of attention in its first season, behind-the-scenes controversy impeded the show’s success.

Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, the original showrunners, were sacked while planning the second season, purportedly due to a disagreement with production company Fremantle over the show’s budget.

Jesse Alexander took over as the duo’s replacement, but it wasn’t all calm sailing from there — the show only got choppy on its way back to our screens.

Season two of American Gods was struck with a large production delay, as was widely reported at the time, due to disagreements between Fremantle and US broadcaster Starz over an escalating budget and last-minute rewrites (via The Hollywood Reporter).

When the sophomore installment finally arrived, it was met with mixed reviews, with many critics believing the show’s quality had slipped.

The tale moved focus to Shadow Moon’s time in Lakeside during the hiatus between seasons two and three of American Gods, resulting in the loss of some cast members.

Charles H Eglee was chosen as the fantasy drama’s fourth showrunner, and he proved to be a steady hand, directing the production toward a better critical reaction.

With viewership on the decline and all of these behind-the-scenes issues to deal with, it’s no surprise that Starz decided not to continue the show for a second season.

The Fourth Season of American Gods Has a New Plot.

We saw Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) chained to Yggdrasil, the World Tree, where he was maintaining a death vigil for Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), who was killed by Laura Moon (Emily Browning) with his spear, Gungnir, in the American Gods season 3 finale.

Mr. Wednesday’s body, however, vanished from the base of Yggdrasil in the last minutes of what is now the series finale. Was Mr. Wednesday’s deception intentional? And how does this affect Shadow? We may never know.

However, if the show does return, we can expect to see more of that narrative as well as learn what happens next for Bilquis (Yetide Badaki), who had her crazy adventure in the third season. Let’s not forget Mr./Ms. World, who was last seen in the aftermath of Mr. Wednesday’s death preparing for a conflict between the Old and New Gods.

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If there is a fourth season of American Gods, I am quite interested in seeing Shadow’s journey. If he accepts his divinity as Odin’s son, the story will be turned completely upside down in a way we’ve never seen before.


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