American Gods loses its second showrunner as further delays to season two impact the show
American Gods continues to face more production issues; it already lost showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green after the first season, with Jess Alexander stepping in for season two. And now it seems that Alexander is out too.
The Hollywood Reporter has stated that Alexander was asked to 'step aside' by the Starz network and Freemantle studios who produce the show, though the word 'fired' has not been used. He has been asked not to sit in on editing, be involved on set or participate in any other areas of production or postproduction. Alexander also reportedly submitted up to seven drafts of the season two finale but all of them were rejected.
There have been further delays, with no useable script for the finale, which should already be heading into post-production. The Hollywood Reporter have cited multiple sources over ongoing friction between Starz and Fremantle, as well as efforts by author Neil Gaiman (who wrote the novel) to assert greater control over the drama, as the core sources of tension.
It all sounds like quite a mess and leaves the second season air date for American Gods up in the air. The first season debuted in 2017 to positive reviews and is available on Amazon here in the UK.