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‘American Gods’: Ian McShane Says Season 2 Goes Back To Source Material, Expands Universe – The Contenders Emmys

‘American Gods’: Ian McShane Says Season 2 Goes Back To Source Material, Expands Universe – The Contenders Emmys

Based on the Neil Gaiman books, the Starz drama of modern deities American Gods is currently in its second season and has been renewed for a third. At The Contenders Emmys, Deadline’s Dominic Patten talked to show stars Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, and Ian McShane, who also serves as Executive Producer, about the current season, how the fantasy translates to issues in real life and expanding the universe of Gods.

Currently in its second season, McShane, who plays Mr. Wednesday, said that the show is going back to the books more as they dive deeper into the New and Old Gods. “You have to get back to the source material to get to know the people,” he said. McShane also teased that the upcoming season will take place Lakeside — and for diehard fans, that’s a huge deal.

Browning, who plays Laura Moon and Schreiber, who plays the leprechaun Mad Sweeney,

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