Gillian Anderson and Bryan Fuller, reunited again!
Starz announced Friday that Gillian Anderson — she of The X-Files,The Fall, and countless other roles (including Fuller’s beloved cult series, Hannibal) — has joined the ensemble cast of Fuller and Michael Green’s forthcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel, American Gods.
Anderson will play Media, one of — if not the — most visible faces of the New Gods, a group of contemporary deities who go head-to-head with the immigrant old gods (led by Ian McShane’s mysterious Mr. Wednesday) for control of the American heartland. Media thrives off the currency of human attention, growing stronger from the country’s increasing worship of screens, phones, and laptops. She often takes the form of public figures and celebrities (perhaps most memorably in the book, as a perverse Lucille Ball).