Los Angeles Times

How much is the book American Gods being changed for TV?

- —Joey L., East Lansing, Mich.

The adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel, premiering tonight as a new series on Starz, will stay somewhat true to how it was written, a parable of various deities and mythologic­al creatures living among contempora­ry humans. But one of the changes will be the expansion and addition of female roles, including former

X-Files star Gillian Anderson, 48. She’ll play Media, a “New God” who feeds off attention and takes the form of various celebritie­s and pop culture icons.

 ??  ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United States