gillian anderson american gods
gillian anderson american gods

Gillian Anderson as David Bowie in ‘American Gods’ Is Everything

Gillian Anderson stars as New God Media in American Gods, an adaptation of the novel by Neil Gaiman. The fantasy series follows old gods such as Love and Evil as they prepare to battle new gods like Technology.

Anderson’s role in the sexy series finds her embodying the characters of some very notable pop culture icons. First, she was I Love Lucy’s Lucille Ball. Next, she will be David Bowie’s legendary Ziggy Stardust, who is sent to confront Technical Boy (that’s another god, by the way).

“Gillian Anderson stars as the New God Media in the critically acclaimed series American Gods,” the network said. “Media assumes whatever form will deliver her message most effectively and is often personified by iconic celebrities.”

The show just released a sneak peak of Anderson as Bowie, and the internet is losing their shit over it.

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She looks great, right?

The internet also lost their shit when American Gods recently featured the most explicit gay sex scene ever to be aired on mainstream television.

With all of this headline making news, no wonder Starz already renewed the series for a second season. We’re excited to see who else Anderson will play down the road. The network already teased Marilyn Monroe for later this season, but we’re sure there will be even bigger and more bad-ass embodiments scheduled for season two.

Anderson will return to her coveted role as Agent Dana Scully in the second season of The X-Files reboot.

“She’s always been so much squarer than I’ve ever been,” she said regarding Scully’s contributions to feminism. “I don’t really see much of a rebel inside Scully, so for a long time I didn’t necessarily feel like the attention for aspects of her was necessarily a positive thing,” said Anderson. “But I realized there was something people valued of her, and I started talking about her as a positive thing.”

The ten episodes will air on FOX in 2018. So for now, we’re left with Anderson as Bowie — and we’re more than all right with that.

Watch Gillian Anderson portray David Bowie in American Gods: