The already drama-riddled Starz collection, American Gods, simply landed smack dab in the course of one other controversy. Orlando Jones, who performs the trickster god Mr. Nancy, claims he has been fired from the collection, and won’t be within the upcoming Season three.
Jones posted a video on Twitter saying he’d been fired in September, saying, “I used to be fired from American Gods. There can be no extra Mr. Nancy. Do not let these motherf—ers inform you they love Mr. Nancy. They do not. I am not going to call names however the brand new Season three showrunner is Connecticut born and Yale-educated, so he is very good and he thinks that Mr. Nancy’s indignant, get s— accomplished is the flawed message for black America. That is proper. This white man sits in that decision-making chair, and I am positive he has many black BFFs who’re his advisors and made it clear to him that if they didn’t do away with that indignant god Mr. Nancy, he’d begin a Denmark Vesey rebellion on this nation. I imply, what else might it’s?”
The brand new showrunner Jones is referring to is Charles Eglee, who signed on as showrunner for Season three of American Gods after Jesse Alexander stepped down. Alexander had signed on for Season 2 after unique showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Inexperienced departed the collection.
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In response to Jones’ video, an American Gods spokesperson supplied the next assertion to TV Information: “The storylines of American Gods have regularly shifted and advanced to replicate the advanced mythology of the supply materials. Mr. Jones’ possibility was not picked up as a result of Mr. Nancy, amongst different characters, shouldn’t be featured within the portion of the ebook we’re specializing in inside Season three. A number of new characters, lots of which have already been introduced, can be launched into Shadow Moon’s world that may additional contribute to the present’s legacy as some of the various collection on tv.”
Thanks #AmericanGods followers.
I do know ya’ll have LOTS of questions concerning the firing. As all the time I promise to inform you the reality and nothing however. ❤️ At all times, Mr. Nancy🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/sDouoQlUMd
— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) December 14, 2019
In the remainder of the video, Jones went on to thank others concerned with the collection for his or her assist. “To the fantastic Neil Gaiman, thanks for permitting me to play this function, for writing this glorious ebook, for opening the door for me to change into a author/producer on Season 2 of American Gods, thanks sir,” he stated. “To the magnificent Bryan Fuller and the unimaginable Michael Inexperienced, thanks for creating this collection and for permitting me, additionally, to change into Mr. Nancy. I hope the followers loved it as a result of actually that is about you. I hope you really liked it as a lot as I cherished doing it.”
Jones captioned the video with a promise to all the time inform followers the reality, writing, “Thanks #AmericanGods followers. I do know ya’ll have LOTS of questions concerning the firing. As all the time I promise to inform you the reality and nothing however. At all times, Mr. Nancy.”
Michael Inexperienced commented on Jones’ video, tweeting, “I cherished each minute of working with this glorious man. His expertise is [fire emoji] and his [fire emoji] is crucial.”
Bryan Fuller reponded to Inexperienced’s remark, writing, “Orlando is a professional, a considerate artistic associate, an insightful storyteller and a outstanding human being.”
I cherished each minute of working with this glorious man. His expertise is 🔥🔥 and his 🔥🔥 is crucial.
— Michael Inexperienced (@andmichaelgreen) December 14, 2019
ORLANDO IS A PRO, A THOUGHTFUL CREATIVE PARTNER, AN INSIGHTFUL STORYTELLER AND A REMARKABLE HUMAN BEING
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) December 14, 2019