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American Gods star Ricky Whittle ‘committed to completing’ series despite cancellation

American Gods has been cancelled (Picture: Starz)

American Gods star Ricky Whittle is ‘committed to completing’ the fantasy drama despite its cancellation by US network Starz.

Starz announced that the show’s third season, which finished earlier this month, would be its last, however, the Shadow Moon actor offered hope to fans following the news.

In a statement shared on Instagram, Ricky said: ‘This has been an amazing journey thus far and I am so grateful to my fellow cast and crew who have worked so hard on this award-winning show.

‘We have the best fans around the world and thank each of you for your passion and support, so know that Neil Gaiman, Fremantle, and myself and the cast are still committed to completing Neil Gaiman’s critically acclaimed story.’

He added: ‘Believe.’

Ricky played the lead role in the series, which is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel of the same name.

American Gods comprises of three series (Picture: Starz)

American Gods premiered in 2017 and is set in a fantasy version of the US where the Old Gods are at war with the increasingly powerful New Gods.

Ricky played demi-God Shadow Moon alongside Ian McShane, who starred as Mr Wednesday.

In its statement announcing the show’s cancellation, Starz said: ‘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 is in talks with producers Fremantle over a potential American Gods film that would wrap up the story, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

American Gods is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video and Starz in the US.

Credit: Original article published here.

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