Kristin Chenoweth has reunited with “Pushing Daisies” creator Bryan Fuller for “American Gods,” the Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed fantasy novel.
Fuller, who serves as co-showrunner with Michael Green, announced today at Comic-Con International that the singer/actress will play Easter, the Germanic goddess of the dawn.
“American Gods” follows an ex-convict named Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) who, upon early release from prison, is hired as the bodyguard of a mysterious con man named Wednesday (Ian McShane). However, it’s soon revealed that Wednesday is an incarnation of All-Father Odin, who’s traveling America recruiting his fellow forgotten deities to wage an epic battle against the new American gods — manifestations of modern life and technology, like the internet, media and credit cards.
An Emmy and Tony award winner, Chenoweth is well known for roles in “Wicked” and “Glee.”
“American Gods” also stars Emily Browning as Shadow’s wife Laura; Pablo Schreiber as the down-on-his-luck leprechaun Mad Sweeney; Yetide Badaki as the love goddess Bilquis; Jonathan Tucker as Shadow’s philosophical adviser Low-Key Lyesmith; Crispin Glover as the seemingly omniscient Mr. World; Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, the personification of the internet; Gillian Anderson as the new god Media; Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya, the eldest of three sisters who watch over the constellations; Peter Stormare as Czernobog, the Slavic god of darkness and evil; Chris Obi as Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead; and Mousa Kraish as The Jinn.
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