[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”33208″ img_size=”900×500″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]If you are a fan of American Gods, like me; then you know Mr. Nancy is one of the best things about the series. That is because of Orlando Jones’ brilliant performance of the god Anansi. Many people praised the actor for his scenes in season one and two. We were all looking forward to seeing Jones in season three, but that is not going to happen. It’s now been revealed that Jones has been fired from American Gods.
In a video by Jones, the actor revealed that he was fired on September 10th of this year:
“There will be no more Mr. Nancy. Don’t let these motherf–ers tell you they love Mr. Nancy. They don’t,” Jones says in the video. “I’m not going to name names but the new season 3 showrunner [Eglee] is Connecticut born and Yale-educated, so he’s very smart and he thinks that Mr. Nancy’s angry, get sh– done is the wrong message for black America. That’s right. 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. I mean, what else could it be?”
New showrunner Charles Eglee had declined to comment, but this is not good. Jones was largely responsible for much of the writing of season two. American Gods has had a lot of ups and downs. I looked past all of the behind the scenes drama for season two, because I adore the show so much. But, it’s not good that a new showrunner would come in and cut one of its most beloved characters. It is going to be tough for the show, now; to shake this controversy. Especially after the series lost its season one showrunners and two big stars after the first season.
What do you think about Jones being fired and will you still watch American Gods?