Not all "American Gods" live forever. In the wake of Gillian Anderson's departure, the Starz fantasy drama has found a way to replace her.
Anderson played Media, who represented television and pop culture. She was part of the New Gods (technology, media, etc) battling against the mythological and ancient Old Gods. TV Line reports that the show will add New Media, symbolizing social networks and digital communication. They are looking for a 20-something Asian woman for the series regular role.
In January, Anderson announced her somewhat surprising exit, which came a few weeks after the departure of co-creators Bryan Fuller and Michael Green due to creative differences with the production company FremantleMedia.
Author Neil Gaiman, who wrote the 2001 book that the show is based on, will step up to serve as co-showrunner in Season 2, along with former "Hannibal" executive producer Jesse Alexander.
Stars including Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, and Emily Browning are expected to return. Meanwhile, Anderson had other things on her plate, including "The X-Files."