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Here’s Gillian Anderson as David Bowie in American Gods

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. (Photo: Starz)

Bryan Fuller’s American Gods racked up a number of exciting casting announcements on its way to Starz, but few as immediately intriguing as the news that Gillian Anderson would be playing the seductive, dangerous New God Media. Media’s whole schtick is that she embodies various celebrities—most notably an exhibitionist Lucille Ball in Neil Gaiman’s original book—in her efforts to lure in and manipulate the people around her, and the show has picked a doozy for her to start with: Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie. Courtesy of Starz, we’ve got a clip of Anderson as Media as Bowie, offering up some public relation tips to Bruce Langley’s prickly Technical Boy:


This scene appears in the show’s fifth episode, which airs Sunday night. Starz is promising a number of other scenes this season of Anderson’s Media stepping into the shoes of the 20th century’s most iconic faces, including possible appearances as Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe.

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