SDCC: Starz ‘American Gods’ Announces Kristin Chenoweth Will Play ‘Easter’

Today, the gods shined down on Comic-Con fans as STARZ released the first live action trailer (play above) of “American Gods” during the series’ debut Comic-Con panel. Also, making a very special appearance was Kristin Chenoweth who graced the stage as it was announced she will star in the role of Easter.  Once known as Ostara, goddess of spring, Easter still embraces the jelly beans and chocolate bunnies associated with the holiday that bears her name, in an effort to stay relevant.

The “American Gods” panel, moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown (“The Odd Couple”) included Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon), Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday), Pablo Schreiber (Mad Sweeney), Yetide Badaki (Bilquis), and Bruce Langley (Technical Boy), as well as executive producers, showrunners and writers Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, director and executive producer David Slade, and author and executive producer Neil Gaiman.

The role of Easter sees Chenoweth reuniting with showrunner Bryan Fuller.  The two worked together in “Pushing Daises” for which Chenoweth received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role.

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