MARILYN MANSON To Play Viking Death Metal Singer In 'American Gods' Season 3

September 17, 2019

According to Deadline, Marilyn Manson has joining the third season of Starz's "American Gods".

Manson will play Johan Wengren, the lead singer of BLOOD DEATH, a Viking death metal band that is a source of power for Ian McShane's Mr. Wednesday (also known as the Old God Odin).

Based on the classic fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman, "American Gods" follows a former convict named Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) who is pulled into an epic battle between factions of old and new deities when he's hired by a mysterious man, Mr. Wednesday, to act as a bodyguard and driver.

"As a longtime 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 Charles "Chic" Eglee told the site. "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 McShane, Whittle, Orlando Jones, Emily Browning, Pablo Schrieber, Kahyun Kim and Dean Winters.

Manson recently landed a guest-starring role on HBO's "The New Pope".

The shock-rocker has appeared in a handful of movies and TV shows before, including the American television drama series "Sons Of Anarchy", the Showtime series "Californication" — where he played himself — and the Sundance Channel program "Wrong Cops".

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