The first season of American Gods was a rousing success and fans could not wait for the second season to come out. It looks like fans are going to have to wait a bit longer, as the showrunner has been fired. But not really. It's a very complicated situation.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jesse Alexander has been asked to stop working on the second season. He will no longer write the show or be its showrunner but, oddly enough, he is still employed and will remain as a producer of the series. It's definitely one of the weirdest situations to affect a TV series and is another roadblock for American Gods.
Believe it or not, Alexander was actually brought in to replace previous showrunners Michael Green and Bryan Fuller. Fremantle, the studio producing American Gods, knows that the firing of Alexander would get a lot of negative attention so they're just going to exile him from production but won't let him go.
This isn't to say that Alexander is lazy since he has submitted six drafts and is reportedly working on a seventh. Obviously, people want the second season of this show to do well but the delays are definitely going to hurt the series.
American Gods season 2 is still expected to come out in 2019.