American Gods canceled after three seasons with Starz due to declining ratings and creative clashes

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American Gods starring Ian McShane canceled from Starz after three seasons due to falling ratings and creative clashes

American Gods has been canceled at Starz after three seasons.

The series created by Neil Gaiman struggled to hold the ratings during its most recent airing, and the premium cable network decided to put an end to it.

According to THR.comStarz is in talks with show producer Freemantle about a possible final movie or series of episodes that would wrap up the drama for fans.

About: American Gods with Ian McShane, pictured in the center, has been canceled from Starz after three seasons, announced Monday

About: American Gods with Ian McShane, pictured in the center, has been canceled from Starz after three seasons, announced Monday

The season three finale aired last week and the decision to discontinue commissioning was announced on Monday.

The ratings for the third season, which had been delayed due to the pandemic, fell 65 percent, THR.com reported.

Telling the British author’s current story was fraught with problems almost from the start.

Original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green left after a series of clashes over the series’ direction and budget.

Troubled Production: The drama created by British author Neil Gaiman, pictured in 2015, struggled from the start and has gone through four showrunners in three seasons

Troubled Production: The drama created by British author Neil Gaiman, pictured in 2015, struggled from the start and has gone through four showrunners in three seasons

Troubled Production: The drama created by British author Neil Gaiman, pictured in 2015, struggled from the start and has gone through four showrunners in three seasons

Quit: Original star Gillian Anderson left after the first season when original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green left after clashes over direction and budget

Quit: Original star Gillian Anderson left after the first season when original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green left after clashes over direction and budget

Quit: Original star Gillian Anderson left after the first season when original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green left after clashes over direction and budget

Left: Another original star Kristin Chenoweth, pictured with McShane, also decided not to return for the second season

Left: Another original star Kristin Chenoweth, pictured with McShane, also decided not to return for the second season

Left: Another original star Kristin Chenoweth, pictured with McShane, also decided not to return for the second season

First season stars Gillian Anderson and Kristin Chenoweth left with Fuller and Green.

Substitute showrunner Jesse Alexander clashed with Gaiman, and the second season didn’t premiere until nearly two years after the season one finale.

Meanwhile, another star Orlando Jones was fired after it was decided that his character, Mr. Nancy, was sending the “wrong message to Black America,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

And then recurring cast member Marilyn Manson was removed from the show amid persistent allegations of abusive behavior.

Meanwhile, another star Orlando Jones was fired after it was decided that his character, Mr. Nancy, was sending the “wrong message to Black America,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

End: However, according to THR.com, Starz is in talks with show producer Freemantle about a possible final movie or series of episodes that would wrap up the drama for fans

End: However, according to THR.com, Starz is in talks with show producer Freemantle about a possible final movie or series of episodes that would wrap up the drama for fans

End: However, according to THR.com, Starz is in talks with show producer Freemantle about a possible final movie or series of episodes that would wrap up the drama for fans

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