In legend of the second publication of his video on his Instagram account, Orlando Jones also involves several stars (African-American or not) to substantiate his allegations also targeting Fremantle Media, production company ofAmerican Gods and TV programs like America’s Got Talent : “I was fired from American Gods on September 10, 2019. Just like Gabrielle Union, Mel B, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum, who all said that working with Fremantle is an absolute nightmare“he writes. Revolted to be treated like a”second class citizen“, the actor promises other revelations to come:”I’ll tell the whole truth, nothing but the truth“, he indicates, giving with this formula of court of justice a procedural turn to his indictment. On the other hand, he does not forget to address his thanks to the showrunners of the first two seasons (Neil Gaiman, author of the fantastic novel whose series is the adaptation, and Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, the creators), who also allowed him to be a screenwriter and producer on the project.
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On the production sideAmerican Gods, Orlando Jones’ accusations did not go unanswered. A spokesman denied that his ouster had any connection to political or racial considerations, saying it was all a question of scenario: “The intrigues ofAmerican Gods have continued to change and evolve to reflect the complex mythology of the original material. The role of Mr. Jones was not selected because Mr. Nancy, like other characters, does not appear in the portion of the novel on which season 3 is based. Several new characters, most of whom have already been announced, will appear in the world of Shadow Moon [theheroplayedby[lehérosjouéparRicky Whittle, Editor’s note] to continue making the series one of the most diverse on television“, said the representative.
Not sure that these objections convinced the main interested party. After refusing to name the showrunner he was targeting, contenting himself in a tweet to designate him as “born in Connecticut and passed through Yale“, Orlando Jones put on Instagram a video of mocking support Charles Eglee for the recovery of African-American codes.