Anderson plays “Media, the mouthpiece for the New Gods,” in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel. Per Starz, Media functions as the New Gods’ “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.”
Anderson previously starred on Fuller’s NBC series “Hannibal.” Her turn on “American Gods” comes as the actress is also in production on the third and final season of “The Fall.” She also recently starred in Fox’s “The X-Files” reboot and appeared in the miniseries “War and Peace.”
The actress joins an “American Gods” cast that includes Ian McShane, Pablo Schreiber, Crispin Glover, Cloris Leachman and Ricky Whittle.
Fuller (“Hannibal,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”) and Michael Green (“The River,” “Kings,” “Heroes”) are writers and showrunners, while David Slade (“Hannibal,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”) is directing the pilot and additional episodes. FremantleMedia North America is the studio; their execs Bryan Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk executive produce the series along with Fuller, Green, Slade and Gaiman.