Starz’s American Gods has added two new deities.
On Wednesday, the network announced that Orlando Jones has been cast as Mr. Nancy in the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel, American Gods.
Mr. Nancy, the old African trickster god more commonly known as Anansi, is one of Mr. Wednesday’s (Ian McShane) oldest confidantes. Like Wednesday, Nancy is ready to bring this new America (and its new gods) to its knees, desperate to light a fire and watch the whole world burn.
Also joining the cast is Demore Barnes (“12 Monkeys”), who will play Mr. Ibis, the keeper of stories, past and present, and he recounts them with great relish. His old fashioned sensibilities do not preclude a wry wit.