Jeremy Davies (“Lost,” “Justified”) is set to play Jesus, yes the Jesus, in the cast of Starz’s “American Gods” TV series adaptation. The casting re-teams him with his “Hannibal” alum Bryan Fuller who serve as co-showrunner.
The series follows a thief named Shadow (Ricky Whittle) who finds himself at the center of a conflict brewing throughout America – a war of worship is being waged between the old gods of ancient times and the new gods of media and technology.
The overly empathetic Jesus plays into the appearance of another character: Kristin Chenoweth’s Easter. Though he has always been generous in sharing the Easter holiday with her, she harbors some deeply buried resentment over the issue.
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 also star.