Gillian Anderson stars as Ziggy Stardust in Next “American Gods” Episode!


With “The X-Files” back and “Hannibal” giving her a juicy role to sink her teeth into, Gillian Anderson has been all over the small screen in recent years, and we couldn’t be happier about that. Anderson is currently starring in Starz’s “American Gods” as Media, a New God who assumes whatever form will deliver her message most effectively.

Media is often personified by iconic celebrities, including Lucille Ball in a recent episode, and in this Sunday night’s Vincenzo Natali-directed ‘Lemon Scented You,’ she’s assuming the form of David Bowie character Ziggy Stardust. Check out a sneak peek teaser over on io9, and find an image of Anderson as Stardust below!

The series, based on Neil Gaiman’s international best selling novel of the same name, began its eight episode first season on April 30th.

The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.

“American Gods” stars Kristin Chenoweth, Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle, Pablo Schreiber, Emily Browning, Bruce Langley, Crispin Glover, Jonathan Tucker, Dane Cook, Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare, Chris Obi, Mousa Kraish, Gillian Anderson, Orlando Jones, and Demore Barnes.

The show is written by showrunners Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal”) and Michael Green, who also executive produce. Neil Gaiman and David Slade are also executive producers.


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