Orlando Jones candidly shares that he's been fired from American Gods

Brenda Watkins
December 15, 2019

What do you think about Jones' remarks, and also American Gods' response? "As always I promise to tell you the truth and nothing but", Jones posted a video where he calls out showrunner Chris Eglee.

Mr. Nancy or not Mr. Nancy, however, American godsIt will continue to air, and the third season is expected to fall sometime in 2020.

"Thank you #AmericanGods fans".

Season 3 casting thus far includes Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) as Liam Doyle, a "charming" and "good-natured" leprechaun; Lela Loren (Power) as Marguerite Olsen, Shadow Moon's neighbor in the snowy Lakeside, Wisc.; Blythe Danner (Will & Grace) as Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest; Marilyn Manson as Johan Wengren, the bloodthirsty lead singer of the Viking death metal band Blood Death; Ashley Reyes as Cordelia, a college dropout who becomes a valuable employee of Mr. Wednesday; and Herizen Guardiola (The Get Down) as Oshun, "the Yoruban goddess of love, purity, fertility who uplifted and empowered the enslaved people who built America". "I'm not going to mention names, but the new showrunner of season 3 was born in CT and received training in Yale, so he is very smart".

In May, Eglee was born in Boston but grew up in CT and indeed went to Yale University, hired as the new showrunner and lead producer of American Gods, a show co-created by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and based on a book by the iconic fantasy writer Neil Gaiman.

According to the actor, who played Mr. Nancy and offered significant writing and producing contributions to season 2 after the departure of original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, he was sacked on Sep.

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As for Gaiman, Jones has no qualms and publically thanked him for "allowing me to play this role, for writing this wonderful book, for opening the door for me to become a writer-producer on Season 2 of American Gods".

Jones took to social media to explain that the current showrunner believes the "angry" character might be sending the "wrong message for black America" in the current political environment. Don't let these bastards say they love Mr. Nancy.

"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 he did not get rid of that angry god Mr. Nancy he'd start a Denmark Vesey uprising in this country", he added. "I mean, what else could it be?" In subsequent tweets, he states that Fremantle, the production company behind the series, was a "nightmare" which treated employees as "2nd class citizens".

Starz did not immediately reply to TV Guide's request for comment. "Stay tuned. More to come", says Jones in the video.

He also thanked Season 1 showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and then said this was really all about the fans, who he hoped loved the characters much as he loved portraying him.

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