Bad news: STARZ will not be renewing American Gods for season 4, and thus are perfectly willing to leave us on a bunch of cliffhangers. Good news: Neil Gaiman himself is confirming that in spite of that, it’s not over yet.
Neil Gaiman confirms on Twitter that American Gods is “definitely not dead”. It doesn’t matter that STARZ is declining to renew the show for a fourth season. Neil Gaiman and Fremantle (the British-American company responsible for producing American Gods) are “committed to finishing the story that began in episode 1”. Really, the only thing now is to figure out just how to continue that story, and who will be in it. But those are just the details. All that matters is that they’re finishing the story, come hell or high water. I don’t know about you, but I’d call that “Determination”.
American Gods: Divine Intervention?
So how will Neil Gaiman and Fremantle finish American Gods? Well, as they said on Twitter, they don’t know yet. However, their wording seems to suggest that they’re considering a full-length feature film instead of a full season. Or at least, a made-for-TV film.
Also, if you notice in that Tweet, you can see Netflix being mentioned there. Netflix is currently working on their own TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, so they have their own working relationship with him. Thus, it’s entirely possible that we’ll see the finale of American Gods on Netflix. Possibly even the whole series as well in time. This is all just speculation barring any official information though, so take it with a grain of salt.
STARZ is declining to renew American Gods for season 4. However, Neil Gaiman and Fremantle are determined to finish the story they started with the first episode. They’re just deciding on the how and the where (which might possibly be Netflix). Tune in later for more news as this story gains more followers.