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American Gods: See First Photo of Kristin Chenoweth as Easter

Well, look what just came hopping down the bunny trail.

American Gods has released its first photo of Kristin Chenoweth as the goddess Easter, courtesy of a Wednesday post on executive producer Bryan Fuller’s Twitter account.

In the 2001 Neil Gaiman novel on which Fuller’s upcoming Starz series is based, Easter is described as a peace-and-love free spirit who assists protagonist Shadow Moon when he’s at a particularly low point. Chenoweth’s casting was announced during the show’s panel at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego.

The drama follows a brewing war between the old and new gods; the old crew feels upstaged by the newbies, who reflect modern society’s obsession with money, drugs, celebrities, etc. The 100‘s Ricky Whittle stars as Shadow, an ex-con who becomes the bodyguard of Mr. Wednesday (Deadwood‘s Ian McShane), an old god who seeks to build an army to take down the new regime.

Additional stars include Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow), Corbin Bernsen (Psych), Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom), Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black) and Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope).

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4 Comments
  1. Michael Summerset says:

    Isn’t Easter about another God?

  2. canadian ninja says:

    Who is Corbin Bernsen playing?

  3. kcg19 says:

    Anyone else really struggle with this book? If the show is as slow as the book was I’m not sure how it’s going to work. I’m loving the cast but I always imagined Easter as a black woman for some reason. KC will be great though.