Sources say the decision to cancel the series was accepted against a backdrop of declining ratings, as viewership across multiple platforms reportedly fell 65% between the first season of American Gods and its release. third season. The series’ deletion comes just over a week after the season three finale, which premiered on Starz on March 21.
In our S3 final review, we recognized that “in its three seasons so far, American Gods has gone through a complicated time, feeling a Frankenstein sort of freak of a story rather than a focused view,” and sadly we felt that the last season capper was “no different” with the majority of the hour feeling “a little too full for such a vital part of the American Gods Bow”.
American Gods: Season 3 Pictures
American Gods joins a growing list of TV shows canceled or scheduled to end in 2021, including the BBC’s Peaky Blinders, who announced ahead of its sixth season that it would end, allowing the series to be released on its own terms and hopefully come to a satisfying conclusion, though showrunner Steven Knight once said Deadline that the series will return “in another form”.
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