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Freemantle has just signed a deal with Saudi Arabia, and now we're in the midst of controversy over what happened to Washingont Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabia consulate in Turkey. It's a good thing that Gaiman has signed the new contract with Amazon. I don't imagine that most reputable actors and directors will want to be involved with any company committed to working with the Saudi government.

 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/fremantle-signs-saudi-arabia-format-deal-1152466

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I like the plural on "Praise the lords." 

Nothing standing between us and a new season but the editing of a story shot under two show-runners, was it?, and a handful of long-gone creative and production teams. 

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We have a date for the Season 2 premiere! From Deadline:

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American Gods will return for its second season Sunday, March 10 on Starz. Cast member Ricky Whittle shared the news today on Instagram, along with a new poster.

The eight-episode second season of the well-received drama based on Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel will see Dean Winters’ Mr. Town tasked by Mr. World (Crispin Glover) to find out what Shadow (Ricky Whittle) knows about Mr. Wednesday’s (Ian McShane) plan. His brutal efficiency and technique just may get him the answers to his curious questions.

 

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Amazon Prime and most likely Starz on Demand added a clip of scenes from Season 2 this morning. It was at the top of my watch list this morning. 

This show really grew on me and I’m very excited for Season 2. I’ve always liked a good pantheon but no kidding I’m really loving the old gods. 

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Wow, that man is sooo pretty. Glad that American Gods is coming back. Meanwhile, we have a new season of The Magicians starting in less than a week to keep us occupied. Squee!

Edited by AuntieMame · Reason: Because autocorrect doesn't recognize the plural of god.

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This is more of a press release . . . blind box collectable figures are apparently on sale. I tend to pick up too many of those things. Last time, I waited two months for the latest Doctor Who line, then got the same figure twice. Basically, they're small, sometimes comes with accessories, and is a perfect hobby for anyone who has a hidden gambling addiction that never goes toward lottery tickets and slot machines. No clue what the "chase" figures would be . . . most of them are variations of the same character.

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Couple of stories coming out of TCA:

American Gods: Shadow and the Deities Hit the Diner in New Season 2 Poster

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‘American Gods’ Likely Blessed For Season 3 Renewal From Starz – TCA

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EXCLUSIVE: Nothing is written on stone tablets yet, but a third season of American Gods looks to be a divine certainty. “We didn’t make Season 2 of American Gods not to make a Season 3,” a source close to the production told Deadline of the Starz series based on Neil Gaiman’s award-winning 2001 novel. “It’s a big book.”

With that top of mind, the premium cabler is searching to find a showrunner for a third season, I hear. With some top-tier candidates in the mix and in talks, that quest is centered in many ways on securing someone who can bring the ensemble series led by Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane in on budget and on time.

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