Remember when you were excited about American Gods, and then – perhaps somewhere in the slog of season two, when the show’s behind the scenes turmoil began to catch up with it – you started feeling like it was a chore to watch? Some casting news for season three might not turn your heard around.
Or maybe it will, if you’re a fan of iconoclastic musician Marilyn Manson, who’s racked up quite a few acting credits over the years, some of them placing him in unexpected places (Sons of Anarchy, The New Pope). But his role on the Neil Gaiman Starz series feels a little on the nose, at least according to this Deadline report that describes it:
No stranger to the small screen, the Sons of Anarchy alum will play blood-thirsty Johan Wengren, lead singer of the Viking death metal band Blood Death – well within the shock rocker’s wheelhouse. Wengren and Blood Death are also a source of power for the Ian McShane-portrayed Mr. Wednesday in his war with the New Gods.
So far there’s no word on when American Gods will return – perhaps for a season that more resembles the promise of season one? – but sometime in late 2020 seems like a decent guess.
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