American Gods is done at Starz.
The Lionsgate-backed premium cable network has canceled the troubled Neil Gaiman drama after three seasons. Sources say Starz is in talks with producers Fremantle for a potential event series or movie that would wrap up the story based on Gaiman’s novel of the same name.
“American Gods will not return for a fourth season. Everyone at Starz is grateful to the dedicated cast and crew, and our partners at Fremantle who brought author and executive producer Neil Gaiman’s ever-relevant story to life that speaks to the cultural climate of our country,” Starz said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
The decision, per sources, was based on the drama’s lackluster ratings and comes a week after the show’s season three finale. Season three — which returned in January after being off the air for more than a year and a half amid pandemic and creative delays — saw ratings slide 65 percent across multiple platforms when compared with season one.
American Gods earned an early season three renewal — a week after its sophomore debut — as Starz’s new exec regime, led by CEO Jeffrey Hirsch, hoped the show might find an audience despite a 45 percent ratings decline between the first and second seasons.