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"American Gods" will rise again on Starz this spring.

The fantasy series based on Neil Gaiman's novel will return for a second season on March 10, 2019.

Starz's official synopsis indicates the stakes are only getting higher in Season 2:
"We were forged in God’s image, but the Gods are also made in ours — and in Season Two the battle moves inexorably toward crisis point as the destinies of gods and men collide. While Mr. World (Crispin Glover) plots revenge for the attack against him in Season One, Shadow (Ricky Whittle) throws in his lot with Wednesday’s (Ian McShane) attempt to convince the Old Gods of the case for full-out war, with Laura (Emily Browning) and Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) in tow. A council at the House on the Rock explodes into chaos, sending deities both Old and New on quests across America that will converge on Cairo, Illinois: forcing Shadow to carve out a place as a believer in this strange new world of living gods — a dark world where change demands commitment, and faith requires terrible sacrifice."

The show has experienced some chaos off-screen. Bryan Fuller and Michael Green were replaced as showrunners after writing about half of Season 2's scripts. They were replaced by Jesse Alexander (who was a writer for Fuller on "Hannibal" and "Star Trek: Discovery").

Then, in September, Alexander left the show, which was over budget and weeks behind schedule. Key cast members like Gillian Anderson and Kristin Chenoweth bowed out, due to scheduling or possibly dislike of the direction of the show.

Stars Whittle and McShane remain, though, and will be joined this season by Dean Winters (Mr. Town), Devery Jacobs (Sam Black Crow) and Kahyun Kim (New Media).

Here's a look at the Season 2 poster: