‘American Gods’ Teases Fuller Photo of Kristen Chenoweth’s Easter
Starz and Bryan Fuller’s American Gods has gone a bit quiet since the trailer premiere at Comic-Con and subsequent TCA panel, but a Fuller reunion is always worth the wait. Enter Pushing Daisies alum Kristin Chenoweth decked out as Easter, the latest American God given a photo tease.
Fuller drew once again on his love of flowers atop people’s heads to tweet out a first look at Easter, god of … well, that’s pretty self-explanatory. In any case, official descriptions of Easter list the character as “once known as Ostara, goddess of spring, Easter still embraces the jelly beans and chocolate bunnies associated with the holiday that bears her name, in an effort to stay relevant.”
In addition to Pablo Schreiber stepping in for Sean Harris, Gillian Anderson as Media, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy, Dane Cook as Robbie, Jonathan Tucker as Low-Key Lyesmith, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis and Bruce Langley as “Technical Boy,” Gods features The 100 star Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednedsay and Emily Browning as Shadow’s wife Laura Moon.
For those unfamiliar with Sandman creator Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods follows ex-convict Shadow Moon, who partners up with mysterious con-man Mr. Wednesday (secretly a god himself), becoming embroiled in a battle between classic mythological gods who have fallen out of style, and the “new” American gods based on greed, technology and celebrity.
Hannibal creator Fuller and Heroes alum Michael Green will write and and showrun the series, with Gaiman acting as EP (and writing a few episodes), produced by FremantleMedia North America. As with Hannibal, David Slade also directed episodes (including the pilot), and produces.
We’ll likely hear more soon, but watch the first American Gods trailer below.