According to Deadline, Manson will play Johan Wengren, the lead singer of a band called Blood Death. The character is described as "a source of power for the Ian McShane-portrayed Mr. Wednesday in his war with the New Gods."
"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," showrunner Chic Eglee said. "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."
Manson was also recently cast in CBS All Access' miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand.
Based on the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, American Gods stars Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Ian McShane, Mousa Kraish, Kahyum Kim, Demore Barnes, Orlando Jones and Chris Obi. Season 3 is expected to begin filming this month and will premiere some time next year.