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American Gods casts Jesus and here’s your first look at Kristin Chenoweth as Easter

September 2nd, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Well, we thought the climax of Preacher season one was about as much Godliness as we could deal with on TV…but it looks like we were wrong.

EW are reporting that Lord of the Rings and Lost star Jeremy Davies has joined the cast of American Gods as Jesus.

Yes, the son of God is set for the Neil Gaiman adaptation.

Jesus plays into the appearance of another character: Kristin Chenoweth’s Easter, a.k.a. Ostara who looks like this:

“Resurrected on Ostara’s feast day, Jesus has always been generous in sharing the Easter holiday with the ancient goddess. But the overly empathetic Son of God would be crushed to know that Ostara harbors some deeply buried resentment over the issue.”

Man, this show is shaping up to be 2017’s most unmissable TV event.

The cast of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods also includes Ian McShane, Gillian Anderson, Pablo Schreiber, Emily Browning, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones, Peter Stormare, Cloris Leachman, Jonathan Tucker, Corbin Bernsen, Demore Barnes, Mousa Kraish, Chris Obi, and Omid Abtahi.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….