Back in July, we learned that Marilyn Manson had signed on to star in CBS All Access' upcoming series adaptation of Stephen King‘s 1978 novel "The Stand," and Deadline now reports that Marilyn Manson will also be starring in the third season of Starz’s "American Gods"!
According to the site, Manson will play "the lead singer of Blood Death," a Viking death metal band. The site also notes that his role will span four episodes.
"Well within the shock rocker’s wheelhouse, the blood thirsty Johan Wengren character fronts the Viking death metal band. Wengren and Blood Death are also a source of power for the Ian McShane-portrayed Mr. Wednesday in his war with the New Gods."
"As a long-time 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," said showrunner Chic Eglee.
"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," Eglee added.
"American Gods" will return in 2020.