Easter has officially been canceled… Well, at least the easter that we know and love so well.
The answer to the big question that you’ve all been waiting for is finally here, it had been speculated by many and even myself that Kristin Chenoweth was tiptoeing around answering whether or not she’d be returning to the original god squad position, Easter. In an exclusive interview with TVLine, at a press event for the upcoming NBC special A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 years on Broadway. Kristin Chenoweth finally expressed her reasons for her departure. “I couldn’t come back without him,” Chenoweth said. “It wouldn’t be right.”
She cited her longstanding friendship with former showrunner Bryan Fuller, who in November left the Starz drama with fellow showrunner Michael Green over creative differences with producer Freemantle, as the reason behind her decision.
Kristin Chenoweth also said she was considering returning in Fuller’s absence “Let me just say this: Those people are also my family,” she said. “It came out of (author Neil) Gaiman’s brain, who is a genius.” She added that she wants the show to be a success for the people who are still involved with it. But ultimately…“I mean,” she said, “Bryan’s my guy.”
So Easter the goddess of fertility, spring, bunnies, as we know her, will no longer be the same and the quest for a new regeneration of Easter is underway. Adding to the new cast members, Kristin Chenoweth was originally set to return for several Season 2 episodes, which means the casting agents have some big shoes to fill.
The rest of the cast is keeping busy with filming as well as celebrating the man himself, Neil Gaiman’s 58th birthday, tweeting some wonderful birthday wishes.
— Ricky Whittle (@MrRickyWhittle) November 10, 2018
Even the technical boy stopped trying to take over the world for a day and tweeted a happy birthday.
Happy birthday to our very own allfather @neilhimself
I’ve said it before and I shall say it again. Thank you for creating the worlds we play in and escape to.
Hears to a great year. ❤️#AmericanGods #happybirthday @AmericanGodsSTZ @GodsOnAmazon pic.twitter.com/4J2cNrW1jk
— Bruce Langley (@BruceJLangley) November 10, 2018
So now we finally know that Easter will be re-casted and our search for answers is finally over… – Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a comment.
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