Gillian Anderson has taken to Twitter to release a first-look photo of her American Gods character, Media. The X-Files actress is set to guest-star on multiple episodes of the Bryan Fuller fantasy series based on Neil Gaiman’s iconic novel.
Media (who looks an awful lot like Marilyn Monroe when you squint a little) is described as “the mouthpiece for the New Gods, functioning as their public face and sales representative, by taking the form of various iconic celebrities. She lives off the attention and worship that people give to screens — to their laptops, their TVs, to their iPhones in their hands while they watch their TVs. Ever the perky spokesperson, and always in control, she spins stories in whatever direction best suits her.”
American Gods follows a recently released ex-convict named Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) who meets a mysterious man named Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). Accepting to become his bodyguard and traveling companion, Shadow learns a war is brewing between the traditional gods (the ones from traditional mythology) and a new pantheon of gods reflecting modern society’s love of technology, money, media, celebrity and drugs.
The Starz series (which is currently filming) is slated to air in 2017.
(via TV Line)