Oh You Pretty Thing(s): Gillian Anderson Is the Coolest Bowie Since Bowie, Dressing Down American Gods‘ Petulant Technical Boy

Oh my (American) Gods. We knew this was coming — Gillian Anderson’s Media takes the forms of different public icons, and we were already blown away by her Lucy Ricardo — but this preview of her performance as Bowie, as Ziggy Stardust, is nothing short of perfection. To wit, here’s Bowie’s Life on Mars video,

and a shot of him in that gorgeous suit …

… and here’s Gillian Anderson:

Right down to the tie, it just doesn’t get any better.

This second of several promos for Episode 5, “Lemon Scented You”, features Media giving Technical Boy (Bruce Langley) a little scolding for what he did to Shadow, and it would seem Media — using Bowie lyrics (“You’ve got your transmission and your live wire” from Rebel Rebel and also, “Oh You Pretty Thing[s]”) speaks directly for Mr. World. It also appears that the ominous feeling we got from the Mr. World teaser was spot on. Technical Boy is most definitely concerned.

Wednesday is a little worried, too:

Finally, here’s a look at the next “Coming to America” installment. This one introduces Nunyunnini, possibly Neil Gaiman’s incarnation of a mythological Cherokee monster known as Nun’Yunu’Wi (dressed in stone).

American Gods airs Sundays on Starz.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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