Gillian Anderson joins ‘American Gods’

Gillian Anderson is coming back to our TV screens, just not as Special Agent Dana Scully.

At least not yet.

The actress, better known for playing the above mentioned role in The X-Files has joined the cast of American Gods, the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed novel, which has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous awards and accolades, including a Hugo Award for Best Novel.

We can probably thank Bryan Fuller for this. After all, Fuller worked with Anderson before, on Hannibal.

FremantleMedia North America is producing American Gods, with Bryan Fuller and Michael Green as writers/show-runners. David Slade is set to direct the pilot and additional episodes. Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk are executive producing the series along with Fuller, Green, Slade and Neil Gaiman.

Anderson will play Media, the mouthpiece for the New Gods, functioning as their public face and sales representative, by taking the form of various iconic celebrities. In the book she first appears in the form of Lucy Ricardo from the well-known show I Love Lucy.

American Gods is an American Fantasy – Dystopian drama television series. The first season is slated to have 10 episodes.  No information about a possible release date has been made public.

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