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Gillian Anderson to Play an American God in Starz’s American Gods

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Gilly. Gillllllly. Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images

The cast of Starz’s American Gods is getting even more stacked: Variety reports that Gillian Anderson has signed on to the upcoming comics adaptation, joining Ian McShane and The 100’s Ricky Whittle. Based on the graphic novel by Neil Gaiman, the project will follow the conflict between old gods like Odin and Anubis, and newer gods that sheeple worship today. Anderson will play Media, a new god who “lives off the attention and worship that people give to screens … [and] spins stories in whatever direction best suits her.” The series will be a reunion with Anderon’s Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller, although hopefully there will be a lot less cannibalism this time.

Gillian Anderson Joins Starz’s American Gods