American Gods adds Marilyn Manson in recurring role as rocker Johan Wengren in Season 3

Starz's hit series American Gods is filling out its cast for the upcoming third season, with rocker/actor Marilyn Manson signing on.

The 50 year old Beautiful People singer has signed on to play the recurring role of Johan Wengren in the third season in a four-episode run, according to Deadline

Manson (real name Brian Warner) will fittingly play the role of rock star Johan Wengren, the front man for the Viking death metal group Blood Death.

New role: Starz's hit series American Gods is filling out its cast for the upcoming third season, with rocker/actor Marilyn Manson signing on

New role: Starz's hit series American Gods is filling out its cast for the upcoming third season, with rocker/actor Marilyn Manson signing on

Both Wengren and his group Blood Death are described as, 'a source of power' for Mr. Wednesday a.k.a. Odin (Ian McShane), in his ongoing war with the New Gods.

The news was also confirmed by the American Gods Twitter, which added that Wengren is an, 'ancient berserker.' 

Charles 'Chic' Eglee, who signed on as the new showrunner in March, had high praise for Manson's work in a statement.

Odin's power: Both Wengren and his group Blood Death are described as, 'a source of power' for Mr. Wednesday a.k.a. Odin (Ian McShane), in his ongoing war with the New Gods

Odin's power: Both Wengren and his group Blood Death are described as, 'a source of power' for Mr. Wednesday a.k.a. Odin (Ian McShane), in his ongoing war with the New Gods

Berserker: The news was also confirmed by the American Gods Twitter , which added that Wengren is an, 'ancient berserker'

Berserker: The news was also confirmed by the American Gods Twitter , which added that Wengren is an, 'ancient berserker'

'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,' Eglee began.

'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, original and uniquely entertaining,' Eglee added.

It isn't known when filming may begin on Season 3 of American Gods, which stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, a man caught between the Old Gods and New Gods.

Shadown Moon: It isn't known when filming may begin on Season 3 of American Gods, which stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon (above), caught between the Old Gods and New Gods

Shadown Moon: It isn't known when filming may begin on Season 3 of American Gods, which stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon (above), caught between the Old Gods and New Gods

Eglee comes on as the fourth showrunner in three seasons of the hit Starz series, based on the iconic 2001 novel by Neil Gaiman.

The series was created by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (Heroes), who served as showrunners for the first season before leaving the show entirely.

They were replaced by Jesse Alexander (Alias) in Season 2, though The Hollywood Reporter revealed last September that Alexander was, 'fired but not fired,' with producing director Chris Byrne and line producer Lisa Kussner tasked with running the show in his stead before Eglee was brought on for Season 3.

Manson joins a cast that also includes Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy and Yetide Bakadi as Bilquis.

While Manson is best known for his musical endeavors, he has put together an impressive acting resume as well, with arcs in shows such as Sons of Anarchy and Salem.

He'll next be seen on the small screen in HBO's The New Pope, a follow-up to the critically-acclaimed 2016 series The Young Pope.

He also revealed in an interview with Revolver that he will have a role in The Stand mini-series based on Stephen King's book. 

Acting resume: While Manson is best known for his musical endeavors, he has put together an impressive acting resume as well, with arcs in shows such as Sons of Anarchy and Salem

Acting resume: While Manson is best known for his musical endeavors, he has put together an impressive acting resume as well, with arcs in shows such as Sons of Anarchy and Salem

American Gods adds Marilyn Manson in recurring role as rocker Johan Wengren in Season 3

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