The already drama-riddled Starz sequence, American Gods, simply landed smack dab in the midst of one other controversy. Orlando Jones, who performs the trickster god Mr. Nancy, claims he has been fired from the sequence, and won’t be within the upcoming Season three.
Jones posted a video on Twitter asserting he’d been fired in September, saying, “I used to be fired from American Gods. There will probably be no extra Mr. Nancy. Do not let these motherf—ers let you know 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 sensible and he thinks that Mr. Nancy’s offended, get s— finished is the unsuitable message for black America. That is proper. This white man sits in that decision-making chair, and I am certain he has many black BFFs who’re his advisors and made it clear to him that if they didn’t do away with that offended god Mr. Nancy, he’d begin a Denmark Vesey rebellion on this nation. I imply, what else may or not 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 sequence.
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Thanks #AmericanGods followers.
I do know ya’ll have LOTS of questions concerning the firing. As all the time I promise to let you know the reality and nothing however. ❤️ All the time, 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 sequence for his or her help. “To the great Neil Gaiman, thanks for permitting me to play this function, for writing this excellent ebook, for opening the door for me to develop into a author/producer on Season 2 of American Gods, thanks sir,” he mentioned. “To the magnificent Bryan Fuller and the unbelievable Michael Inexperienced, thanks for creating this sequence and for permitting me, additionally, to develop into Mr. Nancy. I hope the followers loved it as a result of actually that is about you. I hope you 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 let you know the reality and nothing however. All the time, Mr. Nancy.”
Bryan Fuller responded to Jones’ video on Twitter with a single phrase: “HEARTBREAKING.”
Starz didn’t instantly reply to TV Information’s request for remark.