Marilyn Manson Lands

In addition to having a role in the new adaptation of “The Stand” for CBS All Access, Deadline reports that Marilyn Manson will also star in the third season of Starz’s “American Gods.”

Manson will play “the lead singer of Blood Death,” the site notes.

“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,” showrunner 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” returns in 2020. Manson will reportedly appear in four episodes.

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