Far be it for Starz to make Neil Gaiman and Bryan Fuller’s American Gods a one-and-done. Two episodes into the first season, the cable network confirms a Season 2 renewal for the godly new drama to premiere next year.

Deadline first reported news of the renewal, though rumors of a likely pickup have been floating around since late March. The second season is expected to premiere in mid-2018, comprised of at least eight episodes (the first season was cut down from ten) while Starz offered:

Bryan Fuller, Michael Green and Neil Gaiman have evolved the art form of television narratively, structurally and graphically with American Gods, and we’re thrilled to be working again with these artists as they continue to build the worlds and wars of the gods.

For those unfamiliar with Sandman creator Neil Gaiman’s novel, so reads the Starz American Gods synopsis:

“American Gods” posits a different kind of war brewing—one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.

Watch the latest American Gods trailer below, read our full review of the series, and stay tuned for more on Season 1 and beyond.

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