One of the stars of the cult favorite “The X-Files” has joined a new project taking shape at Starz. The cable channel and FremantleMedia North America announced today that Gillian Anderson will appear in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s contemporary fantasy novel “American Gods.”
“Anderson plays Media, the mouthpiece for the New Gods, functioning as their public face and sales representative, by taking the form of various iconic celebrities,” the announcement says. “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 appeared as Dana Scully in Fox’s original run of “The X-Files” from 1993-2002, and reprised her role for a new Fox reboot of the series that aired earlier this year. She won a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe for the role in 1997.