Marilyn Manson Joins American Gods Season 3

Marilyn Manson joins American Gods season 3

Deadline is reporting that actor and rock musician Marilyn Manson, aka Brian Warner, has joined the third season of Starz’s American Gods small-screen adaptation.

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Manson, who will also be appearing in CBS All Access’ The Stand restricted sequence, will fittingly play Johan Wengren, the lead singer of the Viking dying steel band Blood Death. Wengren and Blood Death will function a supply of energy for Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) in his warfare with the brand new Gods.

“As a long-time admirer of his estimable talent as an author, artist, musician and actor, it is dope indeed to be working with Mr. Manson in Season 3 of American Gods,” showrunner Chic Eglee stated, including: “Bringing his specific energy, wit and boundless enthusiasm for all-things-Neil Gaiman to the role of Johan, a Norse ‘berserker’ in service to Odin, his performance promises to be disturbing, original and uniquely entertaining.”

American Gods stars Ricky Whittle (The 100Austenland) as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (DeadwoodRay Donovan) as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning (Sucker PunchLegend) as Laura Moon, and Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) as Mad Sweeney. Other solid members embody Yetide Badaki (AquariusMasters of Sex) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as Mr. World, and Orlando Jones (MadibaSleepy Hollow) as Mr. Nancy.

Season 2 of the Starz drama follows the battle shifting inexorably in the direction of a disaster level because the destinies of gods and males collide. While Mr. World plots revenge for the assault towards him in Season 1, Shadow throws in his lot with Wednesday’s try and persuade the Old Gods of the case for full-out warfare, with Laura and Mad Sweeney in tow. A council on the House on the Rock explodes into chaos, sending deities each Old and New on quests throughout America that can converge on Cairo, Illinois forcing Shadow to carve out a spot as a believer on this unusual new world of dwelling gods — a darkish world the place change calls for dedication and religion requires horrible sacrifice.

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American Gods is customized from Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novel. Gaiman serves as an govt producer on the sequence, which is produced by FremantleMedia. The Walking Dead alum Chic Eglee was introduced on board as showrunner for the third season.

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