10 biggest TV returns of 2019 you need to watch out for

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American Gods

American Gods, Starz’s critically acclaimed series based on Neil Gaiman’s popular novel of the same name, returns for its second season this spring, and we sort of don’t have any idea what to expect. Part of that is because the drama already spent half its first season going off-book already (Laura Moon is considerably different in the novel, to name just one significant example). But the other reason is a bit more…unnerving. From the exits of original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green to the firing of their replacement Jesse Alexander, as well as rumors of budget overruns, reports of cast departures, and wild tales of chaos on set, there appears to be as much drama happening behind the scenes at American Gods as there is onscreen.

What does that all mean for season 2? Your guess is as good as ours. We’re not even sure how much – if any – of these tales are true. (There’s probably a worthwhile joke here about faith and what we choose to believe in, but honestly? It’s all just too exhausting.)

Theoretically, season 2 should pick up right about where the series’ first outing left off, as Shadow realizes his weirdo new friends are actually ancient deities engaged in a life or death struggle against a new, more modern set of gods. We know that the cast and crew filmed at the real House on the Rock in Wisconsin, an important location in Gaiman’s novel where all the old gods come together to meet Mr. Wednesday. What happens after that? Well, who can say?

But we might want to be prepared for the show to feel a little different than its inaugural outing. (Hopefully not too different, though. Gaiman himself did step in at one point to manage things. So, fingers crossed!)