American Gods Season 2: Who's Replacing Gillian Anderson?

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Gillian Anderson is officially out of American Gods Season 2. 

The talented actress played the role of New Media on American Gods Season 1 and was a hit with audiences. 

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Anderson announced her departure from the series shortly after it was announced the show was losing two of the creative forces behind it. 

Per Deadline, Austin & Ally actress, Kahyun Kim will assume the role when the series returns from an extended hiatus. 

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The Starz drama received a formal second season order last May, but the departures of Executive Producers, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green put the series' future in doubt. 

According to the official logline: "American Gods pits Old Gods against New Gods, with the ancient mythological ones fearing irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the younger deities." 

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"Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). "

"But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory."

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The report also states that Dean Winters and Devery Jacobs have joined the robust cast for Season 2. 

The first season was a hit for the premium cable network. It secured 0.7 million viewers and a 0.3 rating in live + same day ratings. 

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The numbers swelled significantly with delayed viewing factored in. 

What do you think of Anderson's departure? 

Are you still looking forward to the new season?

Hit the comments below!

Remember you can watch American Gods online right here via TV Fanatic. Get caught up on all the latest drama on the show right now. 

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American Gods Quotes

Atta boy! Now you're fighting for the joy of it. For the sheer fuckin' unholy delight of it!

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Once upon a time, a man got fucked. Now, how's that for a story? Because that's the story of black men in America. Oh, you all don't know you're black yet. Well, let me be the first to tell you that you are all black. The moment these Dutch motherfuckers set foot here and decided that they white and you get to be black, and that's the nice name that they call you? Let me paint a picture of what's waiting for you on the shore. You arrive in America, land of opportunity, milk and honey and guess what? You all get to be slaves. Split up, sold off and worked to death! The lucky ones get Sunday off to sleep, fuck, make more slaves and all for what? Cotton, indigo, for a fuckin' purple shirt. The only good news is the tobacco your grandchildren are going to farm for free is going to give a shitload of these motherfuckers cancer. And I ain't even started yet. A hundred years later, you're fucked. A hundred years after that? Fucked. A hundred years after you get free, you still gettin' fucked outta jobs and shot at by police, you see what I'm sayin'? This guy gets it. He's gettin' angry. Angry gets shit done.

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