Orlando Jones says he has been fired from American Gods season 3 for racially-motivated reasons. The studio claims the firing is plot-based.
Many TV series that experience chaos behind the scenes never end up seeing the light of day. But here is Starz' troubled Neil Gaiman adaptation American Gods making history by still being difficult into its third season.
American Gods actor Orlando Jones (who plays Old God Anansi a.k.a. Mr. Nancy) has been let go from the series and will not appear in American Gods season 3. Both Jones himself and American Gods production studio Freemantle have offered up differing reasons for Jones' departure.
Jones first reported the news via his Twitter account. In a posted video he said that Freemantle believed Mr. Nancy's "angry, get shit done" approach was the "wrong message for black America."
Correction: I was fired Sept 10, 2019 like @itsgabrielleu @OfficialMelB @NickCannon @heidiklum