Considered to be the “mouthpiece” and public face of the new gods, tending to come to people as famous dead celebrities.
Bryan Fuller: “We knew very early on that Gillian had to be part of this show and we wanted to see her like we had never seen her before. Since she had already done a photo series where she was portraying Lucy Ricardo, we had that image in our mind, so it was a very short step to casting her as Media, whose first incarnation in the book is as Lucy Ricardo. We called Gillian and told her what we had in mind for the character and how the character was going to manifest as a different dead celebrity every time we saw her; that it would give her an opportunity to create a hybridization of the Media character and the personality of the dead celebrity, and she was instantly on board. She's a big fan of Neil Gaiman's and we had a lot of fun working together on Hannibal.”