The first time we saw Gillian Anderson as Media—in episode two—she appeared in the form of Lucille Ball and offered to go topless for American Gods’ main character Shadow Moon. Next week, she’ll be showing up as an homage to rock legend David Bowie and giving another latter-day deity some grief.
Gillian Anderson must be having the time of her life playing new god Media. She gets killer lines about the level of devotion offered up via generations of entertainment consumption and performs in some most excellent costumes. The latest of these looks debuts in the clip above, where Media tells Technical Boy that he better do right by the ominous Mr. World. Technical Boy, looking like a rancid Justin Bieber variant, better listen to Media. Not a good move to piss Ziggy Stardust off.