To the disappointment of his fans, actor Orlando Jones has revealed that he will no longer be part of American Gods after she was fired! In other words, Mr. Nancy, the character he embodied in the series, is no more!
Jones spoke to social media to explain that the current showrunner thinks the “angry” character could send the “wrong message for black America” in the current political environment.
That said, at this point, executive producer Charles Eglee and American Gods production company Fremantle have yet to respond to the actor’s claims.
In a video he tweeted, Jones explained that in Season 3, “There will be no more Mr. Nancy. Don’t let these mothers say they love Mr. Nancy. This is not the case. I’m not going to name names, but the new season 3 showrunner was born in Connecticut and educated in Yale, so he’s very smart. And he thinks Mr. Nancy is angry, doing nothing is the wrong message for black America. “
He went on to say, “ That’s right, this white man is sitting in this decision-making chair and I’m sure he has many black BFFs who are advisers and made it clear to him that if they weren’t getting rid of this angry god, Mr. Nancy, he was going to launch an uprising from Denmark Vesey in this country. I mean, what else could it be? “
Thanks to #AmericanGods fans.
I know you will have a LOT of questions about shooting. As always, I promise to tell you the truth and nothing else. ❤️ Always, Mr. Nancy???????? pic.twitter.com/sDouoQlUMd
– Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) December 14, 2019
Eglee was hired as new showrunner and chief executive producer in May.
American Gods was originally created by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and is based on the book of the same title by Neil Gaiman.
In response to his layoff message, Fuller and Green wrote “HEARTBREAKING”.