The American Gods series for Starz keeps nabbing some top notch talent.
On Friday, it was announced that Gillian Anderson had joined the cast as Media. The character of Media in Neil Gaiman’s book is the spokesperson for the New Gods, functioning as the mouthpiece that helps convert people to worship them and forget about the Old Gods. She lives off the attention people give to their screens— be it laptops, TVs, or cell phones.
I’m curious if they’ll have her re-enact the I Love Lucy scene from the book. That will be interesting, to say the least.
The casting of Anderson marks the reunion with executive producer, Bryan Fuller. They both previously worked on cult TV favorite, Hannibal.
I’m excited to see Anderson as Media. Hopefully, the show will have her appear more than her character does in the book.
American Gods is set to premiere on Starz in 2017.