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Gillian Anderson joins American Gods adaptation

Will re-team with Bryan Fuller

Gillian Anderson and Bryan Fuller are teaming up again for Starz's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's critically-acclaimed novel, American Gods.

According to a report from Variety, Anderson will play Media, the appearance-shifting representative for the New Gods who uses various celebrities to spread their message. Anderson joins Deadwood's Ian MacShane and The 100's Ricky Whittle, who will respectively play Mr. Wednesday and Shadow Moon.

Anderson and Fuller previously collaborated on the widely celebrated series Hannibal. In the show, created by Fuller, Anderson played Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier, sharing the screen with Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy. Hannibal was canceled last year by NBC, with the network citing low ratings as its main concern.

American Gods follows Shadow Moon, a recent ex-con, whose hired as a bodyguard for the illusive Mr. Wednesday. Through their travels, Shadow Moon learns that Mr. Wednesday is a god whose hellbent on destroying a newer class of deities that have sprung up.

American Gods is currently filming in Toronto and will debut sometime next year.

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