​American Gods will return to Starz in 2019, but in the meantime, the premium cable network doesn’t want fans to forget its cast of anti-heroes and oddballs.

“Things are going to get darker. Things are going to get more dangerous,” promises creator and executive producer Neil Gaiman.

Production on the new season kicked off last week at Wisconsin roadside attraction, The House on the Rock, which is a quintessential location in Gaiman’s novel by the same name.

“The first season was all about getting to the House on the Rock,” says Gaiman. “It’s amazing to see everyone back, and to be entering the next stage of the story with the best bunch of actors around, along with some inspired filmmakers.”

The cast includes Ricky Whittle (The 100, Austenland) as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (Deadwood, Ray Donovan) as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Legend) as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black, The Brink) as Mad Sweeney, Orlando Jones (Madiba, Sleepy Hallow) as Mr. Nancy, Yetide Badaki (Aquarius, Masters of Sex) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as Mr. World, Cloris Leachman (Malcom in The Middle, Raising Hope) as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare (Fargo, Prison Break) as Czernobog, Mousa Kraish (Superbad, Fast & Furious) as The Jinn, Omid Abtahi (Argo) as Salim, Chris Obi (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Counselor) as Anubis, and Demore Barnes (Waco, 12 Monkeys) as Mr. Ibis.

American Gods is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Jesse Alexander (Hannibal, Heroes) will serve as showrunner and executive producer this season. FMNA’s Stefanie Berk is executive producing the series along with Neil Gaiman, Ian McShane, Craig Cegielski and Scott Hornbacher. Chris Byrne (Star Trek Discovery, Hannibal) is directing the premiere episode and will co-executive produce along with Heather Bellson and Rodney Barnes. Lisa Kussner will produce. Senior Vice President of Original Programming Marta Fernandez and Manager of Original Programming Kathleen Clifford are the Starz executives in charge of American Gods.

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