“American Gods” actor Orlando Jones, who played fan-favourite Mr. Nancy on that show, has confirmed in a video posted to Twitter that he was fired from that lavish Starz fantasy series in September.
In addition, he appears to slam third season showrunner Charles “Chic” Eglee for it, saying said the new season’s showrunner is “Connecticut-born and Yale-educated, so he’s very smart, and he thinks that Mr. Nancy’s angry, get s— done is the wrong message for black America.”
Jones goes on and says: “That’s right, this white man sits in that decision-making chair and I’m sure he has many black BFFs that are his advisers and made it clear to him that if they did not get rid of that angry god Mr. Nancy, he’d start a Denmark Vesey uprising in this country.”
Jones did take time to thank his fans along with “American Gods” executive producer and author Neil Gaiman and first season showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. He also gave shout outs to Gabrielle Union, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum and Mel B with some of them having had issues with production company Fremantle US which produces the show.
This marks the latest troubled production story from “American Gods” following various issues with showrunners exiting or clashing with Fremantle US over budget and creative direction. Eglee took over in March when the third season renewal was announced.
— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) 14 December 2019