Starz Renews 'American Gods' for Season 3, Enlists New Showrunner
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The network announces that Charles 'Chic' Eglee has been tapped to take over showrunning duties for season 3 of the fantasy series.

AceShowbiz - Fans of Starz's "American Gods" have more to celebrate. The network has given the fantasy series, which is based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the same, an early renewal for season 3. It arrives just one week after the premiere of current season 2 of the series.

The official Twitter account of the drama shared the exciting news on Friday, March 15. "We do grant wishes. See you for Season 3," so it wrote.

Actor Bruce Langley, who plays Technical Boy on "American Gods", also took to his Twitter account to share his excitement for the renewal. "SEASON 3 OF AMERICANGODS CONFIRMED! Huge thank you to everyone on this ride with us. It's a hell of a story and one we are thrilled to continue to tell," the British actor said alongside a video of him getting excited for the pick-up.

In addition, Starz announced that Charles "Chic" Eglee had been tapped to take over showrunning duties for season 3 of the series. In a statement, author Gaiman, who serves as an executive producer of the series, talked about the renewal and praised Eglee's involvement in the series.

"I'm thrilled 'American Gods' has been renewed for a third season, and even more thrilled that I’m getting to work on it with Chic Eglee," he said. "Chic is the best partner-in-crime. We've been working for weeks now on the shape of the season and I'm delighted that he gets to carry the 'American Gods' torch on to glory."

Prior to working on "American Gods", Eglee was involved in "The Walking Dead", "Hemlock Grove" and "Dexter". His credits also included "The Shield".

Eglee marks the third showrunner for "American Gods". Bryan Fuller and Michael Green served as co-showrunners during the first season before departing due to clashes with Fremantle over creative direction and budgeting. The sophomore season had Jesse Alexander taking over the duties but it was reported that he was sidelined during production without being officially let go.

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