Marilyn Manson is the latest addition to the third season of Starz’s American Gods.
Per Deadline, Manson has been cast as Johan Wengren, the lead singer of Blood Death, who is a Viking death metal band. The band and Wengren are a source of power for Mr. Wednesday, who’s played by Ian McShane.
In a statement showrunner Chic Eglee said of Manson’s casting, “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.’ 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.”
This is yet another television role for Manson, who has been racking up some very impressive credits on his IMDb page. Some of his most recent acting credits include arcs on Salem and Sons of Anarchy, as well as guest spots on Eastbound & Down and Californication.