Kristin Chenoweth Will Not Return to Starz's American Gods

Film & TV News   Kristin Chenoweth Will Not Return to Starz's American Gods
 
The Tony and Emmy winner leaves the series in solidarity with its former showrunner, Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller.
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Kristin Chenoweth has confirmed she will not be returning for the second season of Starz’s American Gods. The Tony and Emmy winner played Easter in the first season of the series, developed by Bryan Fuller (creator of Pushing Daisies, which laso featured Chenoweth).

Fuller and American Gods co-showrunner Michael Green announced their exit from the show in November 2017 following dispurtes over budgeting and creative differences with Neil Gaiman, author of the novel on which the series is based.

Chenoweth, who also recently starred in the second season of NBC's Trial & Error, told TVLine, “I couldn’t come back without him. It wouldn’t be right.”

However, the star will return to her Broadway stomping grounds with the upcoming A Very Wicked Halloween, an NBC special celebrating the hit musical's 15th anniversary, airing October 29.

Chenoweth told Playbill in a separate interview how excited she is to reunite with her original co-star Idina Menzel to sing together and co-host: “Our careers have gone different ways, but when we come together it’s like, ‘Hey girl, hey.’”

Stay tuned for more original coverage of A Very Wicked Halloween on Playbill.

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