American Gods 3: Orlando Jones (Mr. Nancy/Anansi) licensed


Published on Dec 15, 2019


American Gods is not new in the change actors between one season and another, more to problems of production choices dictated by the plot: after Kristin Chenoweth and Gillian Anderson, this time to leave is Orlando Jones, directly fired.

The actor, who in the series has until now interpreted Mr. Nancy/Anansi (the ancient god-spider in ghanaian swindler) has announced through a video posted on Twitter, lunging the new showrunner for the third season Charles Eglee.

According to what was written by the actor, Eglee was not satisfied with the interpretation of the message sent (of a black America is too violent, according to him) by the character of Jones; after the outburst, the actor has, however, thanked Neil Gaiman and the creators Bryan Fuller and Michael Green.

Thank you #AmericanGods fans.
I know ya'll have LOTS of questions about the firing. As always I promise to tell you the truth and nothing but. ❤️ Always, Mr. Nancy🙏🏿

— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) December 14, 2019

Instead, they are added to the cast of the third season, Eric Johnson (in the role of the sheriff of the Lakeside Chad Mulligan), the singer-songwriter Marilyn Manson (as Johan Wengren, the lead singer of the band viking death metal called Blood Death) and the former Ramsay Bolton Iwan Rheon (a “charming and affable” Leprechaun).

American Gods is also interpreted by Ricky Whittle (The 100, Nappily Ever After) in the role of Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (“Deadwood”), John Wick) in the role of Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, The Affair) in the role of Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber (the First Man, Orange is the New Black) in the role of Mad Sweeney, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future, Alice In Wonderland) in the role of Mr. World, Yetide Badaki (Aquarius, This Is Us) in the role of Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) in the role of Tech Boy, Mousa Kraish (Superbad, Transparent) in the role of The Jinn, Omid Abtahi (Damien, Legends) in the role of Salim and Demore Barnes (12 Monkeys, Waco) in the role of Mr. Ibis.

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