According to Deadline , Marilyn Manson has joining the third season of Starz 's "American Gods" .
Manson will play Johan Wengren , the lead singer of BLOOD DEATH , a Viking death metal band that is a source of power for Ian McShane 's Mr. Wednesday (also known as the Old God Odin ).
Based on the classic fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman , "American Gods" follows a former convict named Shadow Moon ( Ricky Whittle ) who is pulled into an epic battle between factions of old and new deities when he's hired by a mysterious man, Mr. Wednesday , to act as a bodyguard and driver.
"As a longtime 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' ," showrunner Charles "Chic" Eglee told the site. "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."
"American Gods" stars McShane , Whittle , Orlando Jones , Emily Browning , Pablo Schrieber , Kahyun Kim and Dean Winters .
Manson recently landed a guest-starring role on HBO 's "The New Pope" .
The shock-rocker has appeared in a handful of movies and TV shows before, including the American television drama series "Sons Of Anarchy" , the Showtime series "Californication" — where he played himself — and the Sundance Channel program "Wrong Cops" .