Gillian Anderson Departing “American Gods”

Following confirmation of her exit from “The X-Files,” actress Gillian Anderson also won’t be returning to play Media in the “American Gods” series adaptation at Starz.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Anderson’s exit is a direct result of showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green leaving the series late last year. The reveal came during an interview about “The X-Files” and her exit from that role, the actress saying:

“It has been an extraordinary gift and I’m incredibly grateful for the existence of Scully in my life and for the gift that Chris gave me in casting me, and my friendship with David, and it’s been a wonderful run, but I’ve got other things to do.”

News about the future of “American Gods” has been slim since the Fuller/Green exit. Co-star Kristen Chenoweth has already indicated she’s unsure if she’ll be back as Easter. New showrunners have yet to be announced.