Image: BBC/The Fall 2 Limited/Helen Sloan
Image: BBC/The Fall 2 Limited/Helen Sloan
Gillian Anderson has joined the cast of American Gods, FremantleMedia North America and Starz’s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel.

The X-Files and The Fall actress will play Media, the mouthpiece for the New Gods who functions as their public face and sales representative by taking the form of various iconic celebrities.

She lives off the attention and worship that people give to screens-to their laptops, their TVs, to their iPhones in their hands while they watch their TVs.

Ever the perky spokesperson, and always in control, she spins stories in whatever direction best suits her.

Anderson is currently filming the the third and final series of the critically acclaimed series The Fall, which will air on BBC Two year.