American Gods Star Orlando Jones Claims He Was Fired and Will Not Appear in Season 3

TVGuide.com | 12/14/2019 | Lindsay MacDonald
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The already drama-riddled Starz series, American Gods, just landed smack dab in the middle of another controversy. Orlando Jones, who plays the trickster god Mr. Nancy, claims he has been fired from the series, and will not be in the upcoming Season 3.

Jones posted a video on Twitter announcing he'd been fired in September, saying, "I was fired from American Gods. There will be no more Mr. Nancy. Don't let these motherf---ers tell you they love Mr. Nancy. They don't. I'm not going to name names but the new Season 3 showrunner is Connecticut born and Yale-educated, so he's very smart and he thinks that Mr. Nancy's angry, get s--- done is the wrong message for black America. That's right. This white man sits in that decision-making chair, and I'm sure he has many black BFFs who are his advisors and made it clear to him that if they did not get rid of that angry god Mr. Nancy, he'd start a Denmark Vesey uprising in this country. I mean, what else could it be?"

Showrunner - Jones - Charles - Eglee - Showrunner

The new showrunner Jones is referring to is Charles Eglee, who signed on as showrunner for Season 3 of American Gods after Jesse Alexander stepped down. Alexander had signed on for Season 2 after original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green departed the series.

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Response - Jones - Video - Gods - Spokesperson

In response to Jones' video, an American Gods spokesperson provided the following statement to TV Guide: "The storylines of American Gods have continually shifted and evolved to reflect the complex mythology of the source material. Mr....
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