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:
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) August 24, 2016
“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.