Orlando Jones And Demore Barnes Join American Gods

americangodsStarz announced today that MadTV vet Orlando Jones and 12 Monkeys' Demore Barnes have joined the cast of their adaptation of American Gods.

Jones will play Mr. Nancy, described as "the old African trickster god more commonly known as Anansi, and one of Mr. Wednesday's oldest confidantes." Like Wednesday — played by¬†Ian McShane — he is ready to bring take on America and its new brand of gods while also ready "to light a fire and watch the whole world burn."

Barnes will take on the role of Mr. Ibis, the keeper of stories with a dry wit.

The series stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, bodyguard to McShane's Mr. Wednesday; an old god marshaling his forces against the modern gods of technology and fame.

It is expected to premiere in 2017.