During the American Gods Comic-Con panel, executive producer and co-showrunner Bryan Fuller announced that Kristin Chenoweth has joined the cast of the upcoming Starz series in the role of Easter, the Germanic goddess of the dawn. Today, Fuller shared a photo of Chenoweth as Easter with the caption “Easter in her Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it!,” giving us our first look at the actress as the character.
You can check out the image below.
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) August 24, 2016
American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel. 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 Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Jonathan Tucker, Crispin Glover, Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare, Chris Obi, Mousa Kraish, Gillian Anderson, Omid Abtahi, Orlando Jones, Demore Barnes, Dane Cook, Kristin Chenoweth and Corbin Bernsen. The pilot (titled The Bone Orchard), which was directed by David Slade, will debut on Starz in 2017.