American Gods fans were introduced to Orlando Jones\u2019 Mr. Nancy in the first season of the show, and Jones had taken up a more integral role in Season 2 when he was promoted to writer and producer; too bad though, because Jones has apparently been fired for the third season.\r\n\r\nJones had posted up on his Twitter account that he was fired by new showrunner Chic Eglee, who says that his character\u2019s \u201cAngry Gets Shit Done\u201d mentality was the \u201cwrong message for Black America.\u201d\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/TheOrlandoJones\/status\/1205836143897579520\r\n\r\nJones had told Variety:\r\n\r\n\u201cAnd at some point I gotta say something\u2026 So I just repeated what they had said. All I can say is what I was told. And all what I was told was, \u2018angry gets s\u2014 done\u2019 is the wrong message for black America, and that the new showrunner [Chic Eglee] writes from a black male perspective.\u201d\r\n\r\nOn the other hand, Fremantle says that Jones being \u2018fired\u2019 from the third season was not because of race, but because of story\u2014Mr. Nancy simply didn\u2019t have a part to play when it comes to the third season. A spokesperson told Deadline:\r\n\r\n\u201cThe storylines of American Gods have continually shifted and evolved to reflect the complex mythology of the source material... Mr. Jones\u2019 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.\u201d\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=5Grz24sgWdw\r\n\r\nIf anything, this is definitely just another addition to a long list of controversy that American Gods has been going through. Besides the firing of original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, the show had lost their successor Jesse Alexander. Now with Charles Eglee taking over, he\u2019s getting some flak for this tiff with Jones.\r\n\r\nAfter all the trouble American Gods went through in the last season, I\u2019m kind of amazed it\u2019s managed to get a third season renewed at all. Hopefully things turn out for the best soon. It\u2019s kind of stressful to fans, wondering just how bad the show could get the more these BTS problems.\r\n\r\nNo official release date has been set for American Gods 3.