American Gods star Ricky Whittle is pretty confidant that the Amazon Prime show will make it to season three despite all the behind-the-scenes drama.
The former Hollyoaks actor, who previously told Metro.co.uk that being on the soap was ‘an education’, joined Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on the This Morning sofa to give us an insight into its future, after the presenters asked whether there’s more to come.
‘For sure, there’s so much potential,’ Ricky replied. ‘The books are a fantastic blueprint for a TV show.’
He added: ‘We’ve got the best TV ensemble I’ve ever seen.’
Ricky Whittle reckons there’s more American Gods to come (Picture: ITV)Despite Ricky’s comments, it appears that American Gods has suffered a lot of backstage trouble, with showrunner Bryan Fuller replaced by Lost writer Jesse Alexander after season one.
Gillian Anderson, who had been gearing up to honour Carrie Fisher with a touching tribute scene, later confirmed that she wouldn’t be returning to the series either.
The season two trailer dropped in December, alongside a synopsis reading: ‘The battle between Old Gods and New Gods continues to brew as we join Mr. Wednesday just a few short hours after his declaration of war and the epic showdown that ensued at Easter’s party.
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‘While Mr. World plans revenge for Wednesday’s attack and Technical Boy searches for Media, Mr. Wednesday continues his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods with Shadow.
‘Laura and Mad Sweeney in tow, Shadow begins to understand this strange world of the gods and carve out a place in it as a believer, but it is far from a straight path.
‘Change requires sacrifice, and when things don’t go as planned at the House on the Rock, both Old and New Gods, and those they meet along the way, find themselves on journeys across America – all destined for a climactic showdown in Cairo, Illinois.’
This Morning airs weekdays and Sundays at 10.30am on ITV.
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