Orlando Jones Wasn’t “Fired” From ‘American Gods’ Over Race, But Plot, Insists Producer Fremantle – Update

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Orlando Jones Wasn’t “Fired” From ‘American Gods’ Over Race, But Plot, Insists Producer Fremantle – Update
Update, 3:45 Pm: Exclusive: The departure of Orlando Jones from the third season of American Gods is not about race, says Fremantle, it is about story.

“The storylines of American Gods have continually shifted and evolved to reflect the complex mythology of the source material,” says a spokesperson for the company to Deadline. “Mr. Jones’ option was not picked up because Mr. Nancy, among other characters, is not featured in the portion of the book we are focusing on within Season 3,” they added.

Earlier today, the actor went online to make public his exit from the now Chic Eglee showrun series. Having never even been invited to join the Toronto-based production of the third season, Jones cited a clash with Eglee was the reason for him being fired, so to speak.

“I’m not going to name names but the new season 3 showrunner is Connecticut born and Yale-educated, so
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