Marilyn Manson will continue to further his career as an actor as the hard rock singer has reportedly been cast for the upcoming third season of STARZ‘s fantasy drama television series, American Gods.
Manson will play a character named Johan Wengren who is the lead singer of a Viking death metal band known as Blood Death—yeah, he probably won’t have to do much “acting” for this one. The news comes just a few months after it was revealed that Manson would also play some kind of role in the continuation of HBO’s 2017 religious drama series, Young Pope, to be re-titled The New Pope for this season.
“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,” American Gods showrunner Chic Eglee said in a statement of the series’ latest casting announcement. “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.”
NME also points out that Manson was also recently confirmed to appear in a TV adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. Manson even recorded a new cover of The Doors‘ “The End” for his part in the series.
The third season of American Gods set to debut in 2020.