Starz’s ‘American Gods’ Adds Emily Browning to Cast

Actress joins Ricky Whittle in Neil Gaiman adaptation

Emily Browning has joined the cast of Starz’s “American Gods,” the cable network announced Thursday.

The actress will play Laura Moon, wife of Ricky Whittle‘s Shadow, in the Neil Gaiman adaptation from Bryan Fuller.

Ian McShane is also on board as Mr. Wednesday.

“I’ve been fascinated by Emily Browning since ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events,'” said Gaiman in a statement. “She has a challenge ahead of her: Laura is a tricky character, and the Laura on the screen is even trickier and more dangerous than the one on the page. She’s going to have a wonderful time bringing Laura to life.”

As Laura Moon, Browning plays Shadow Moon’s wife, who has been preparing for her husband’s pending prison release. Little does she know that she will go on an unexpected journey that leads her to an epiphany about her relationship and affords her a second chance to get things right.

Browning is known for her roles in films including Zack Snyder‘s “Sucker Punch,” Julia Leigh‘s “Sleeping Beauty” and most recently “Legend” opposite Tom Hardy. She is represented by UTA, Signpost Management and Catherine Poulton Management in Australia.

Filming begins in April. “American Gods” is set to premiere in 2017 on Starz.