Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are the creators of this fantasy-based show. It has been adapted from Neil Gaiman’s novel that was published back in 2001 with an identical title. The show has been made available via a premium cable network called Starz.
Fremantle North America happens to be the one responsible for the production of Season One and Lionsgate Television broadcasted it in 2017 on April 30.
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American Gods Season 4 Synopsis – What Has Unfolded In The Story So Far?
Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is made aware that his better half has succumbed to the injuries that she endured during the car accident. He is told this dreadful news a little before his release from the jail and because of this, he is released early to perform the last rites for the burial. A sequence of events cause him to miss his flight home and it is during this time that he meets the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday.
Wednesday constantly offers Shadow a task which he refuses. However, after this, he is informed about the fact that the role that he was anticipating is no longer open to fulfill. Wednesday’s minder (driver/assistant/bodyguard) is offered to Shadow and he takes the job.
Shadow finds himself in a hidden domain where sorcery prevails and a group of Ancient Gods’ fears are becoming trivial since the New Gods have decided to make their presence known. The New Gods use technology and various media platforms to lure the newer generations.
Wednesday has been trying to strengthen the Old Gods so that he could safeguard their presence and redeem the superiority that they lost while planning to overthrow the New Gods. This causes a lot of problems for Shadow as he strives to make it happen.
American Gods’ first season garnered mostly good reviews from reviewers. 92 percent rating has been acquired on Rotten Tomatoes, with a median score of 8.12 out of 10 as a result of 89 reviews. It has a Metacritic score of 77 out of 100, indicating decent judgments based on 36 ratings.
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American Gods Season 4 Release Date – When Will It Hit Our Screens?
The show was renewed for a second outing in the month of May in the year 2017, with the first episode airing on May 10, 2019. Starz renewed American Gods for a third season the next week, with a launch date set for January 10, 2021.
After three seasons, American Gods had an exceedingly turbulent ride. The actors of the show were either leaving or being fired, the cast kept on varying and numerous uncertainties always caused the show to be on the brink of revocation. And then the news finally broke out regarding the cancellation of the show, causing many fans to be upset as Season 3 did not provide a satisfactory ending.
Heeding the revocation, Starz administered the following declaration that American Gods will not reimburse for the fourth outing – “Everyone at Starz is thankful to the hardworking cast and crew, as well as our Fremantle partners, for bringing author and executive producer Neil Gaiman’s timeless narrative to life, which speaks to our country’s cultural atmosphere.”
After three seasons, the show was canceled in March 2021. So the final verdict, for now, is that American Gods Season 4 stands canceled.
American Gods Season 4 Cast – Will There Be New Actors Joining The Show?
Since American Gods Season 4 has officially been canceled by the producers, we cannot expect any new actors to join the show.
If ever in the future, the creators decide to make a comeback we can assume the following actors to be a part of the season –
- Shadow Moon, a former felon who becomes Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard, would be played by Ricky Whittle.
- Laura Moon, the wife of Shadow Moon and a revenant, would be portrayed by Emily Browning. Essie MacGowan, an Irish woman whose belief in leprechauns alters the course of her life, shall also be portrayed by Browning.
- Mr. World, the New God of Globalization and the head of the New Gods, would be played by Crispin Glover.
- Bruce Langley would step in as the New God of Technology, the Technical Boy/Quantum Boy.
- Yetide Badaki shall take on the role of Bilquis, a Goddess of love linked to the Queen of Sheba.
- Mad Sweeney (seasons 1–2) is played by Pablo Schreiber, a leprechaun who works for Mr. Wednesday and struggles to accept the fact that he has lost his charm.
- Mr. Wednesday, a con artist and the deity Odin, would be played by Ian McShane.
- Mr. Nancy (primary season 2; recurring season 1), the Ghanaian trickster deity Anansi, is played by Orlando Jones. He is depicted as a tailor.
- Mousa Kraish has played the Jinn, a legendary creature of fire who, fearful for his safety, considers departing the United States (major season 2; recurring season 1).
- Salim, a foreigner who is “one half of a pair of star-crossed lovers,” shall be played by Omid Abtahi (major seasons 2–3; recurring season 1).
- Mr. Ibis, the Egyptian deity, Thoth’s keeper of past and current stories (major seasons 2–3; recurring season 1), shall be played by Demore Barnes.
- Cordelia, a rebellious and tech-savvy college dropout who works for Mr. Wednesday, was played by Ashley Reyes in Season 3.
American Gods Season 4 Plot – How Will The Story Unfold In Season 4?
We saw Shadow Moon chained to Yggdrasil, the World Tree, where he was conducting a death vigil for Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), who was murdered by Laura Moon (Emily Browning) with his very own spear, Gungnir, in the American Gods Season 3 finale.
Mr. Wednesday’s corpse, on the other hand, withered from Yggdrasil’s base in the last minutes of the series finale. Is Mr. Wednesday planning a new strategy?
Not to mention Mr./Ms. World, who was last seen in the aftermath of Mr. Wednesday’s death, preparing for a battle between the Old and New Gods, what would happen there? We can expect to discover the answers to these questions in American Gods Season 4, if it ever gets produced in the future.
If American Gods Season 4 gets renewed, one could watch Shadow’s path. If he approves his divinity as Odin’s offspring, the story will be diverted wholly and will be presented in a new light altogether.
If the producers decide to continue with American Gods Season 4, they could refer to the remaining part of the novel for further inspiration regarding the content for the next season.
American Gods Season 4 Trailer – Is It Out Yet?
As we have already established the fact that American Gods Season 4 won’t be returning anytime soon, so the trailer being released is out of the question. Hey, now don’t be disheartened! You can rewatch the previous seasons and take a jog down the memory lane. Here is the trailer from Season 3 –
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