How stunning is this new photo from Starz’ American Gods season one? Starz just released this gorgeous photo of Gillian Anderson from the series’ upcoming fifth episode airing on May 28, 2017 along with the following description: “Gillian Anderson stars as the New God Media in the critically acclaimed series American Gods. Media assumes whatever form will deliver her message most effectively and is often personified by iconic celebrities.”
The network also unveiled a video clip featuring Anderson as Media in the form of David Bowie confronting Technical Boy (Bruce Langley).
American Gods is based on Neil Gaiman’s critically acclaimed, award-winning novel and was adapted into the Starz series by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (Heroes). Fuller and Green are the season one showrunners and executive produce the series along with Gaiman and director David Slade.
The cast is led by Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon and includes Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy, Gillian Anderson as Media, Kristin Chenoweth as Easter, Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith, Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Chris Obi as Anubis, Demore Barnes as Mr. Ibis, and Corbin Bernsen as Vulcan.
The Plot: Adapted from the award-winning novel, American Gods posits a different kind of war brewing—one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.