Former ‘Game of Thrones’ star, Iwan Rheon is moving over to Starz’s ‘American Gods’ which is gearing up for its third season. He will portray “a charming, good-natured leprechaun” named Liam Doyle. That description sounds very different from Pablo Schreiber’s Mad Sweeny, one of the show’s main characters who appeared to have been killed off in Season 2. Liam has embraced a more dignified path, “That is, until he finds himself swept back into our world of gods, luck, and magic.”
Rheon is best known for portraying the sadistic Ramsay Bolton on ‘Game of Thrones’, but he has since starred as Maximus on ABC’s ‘Inhumans’ and as Adam Clios on the Sky Atlantic series ‘Riviera’, which was released in the US on Ovation. He recently completed the films ‘The Toll’, ‘Barbarians’, and ‘Suppression’.
‘American Gods’ already features an ensemble cast, but it’s still adding quite a few new regular and recurring cast members. Ashley Reyes has been enlisted as a series regular, portraying Cordelia, a human computer whiz that will become a new companion for Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), in part, taking Shadow’s place.
Among the new recurring roles, Dominique Jackson will appear as an alternate form of Crispin Glover’s Mr. World, known as Ms. World. Glover will continue to embody the male form of Mr. World, so it remains to be seen his two alternate forms will be incorporated into the story. Blythe Danner and Herizen F. Guardiola have been recruited to play two new goddesses. Danner will appear as Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest, with a complicated romantic history with Mr. Wednesday. Guardiola will portray Oshun, the Yoruban goddess of love, purity, and fertility, who plays an important part in Shadow’s spiritual awakening. Lela Loren Will portray Marguerite Olsen, Shadow Moon’s new landlady, a single mother, and reporter.
Marilyn Manson will portray Johan Wengren, a “blood-thirsty” lead singer of the Viking death metal band Blood Death, for a four-episode storyline. Meanwhile, Eric Johnson has been cast as Chad Mulligan, Lakeside’s Chief of Police.
Starz has not yet announced when ‘American Gods’ will return.
Source: Entertainment Weekly