‘Lucifer’ Casts Dennis Haysbert As God For 5th & Final Season
‘Lucifer‘ has engineered a ’24’ reunion of sorts, as it is announced Dennis Haysbert will play God in the 5th and final season, joining Tom Ellis as Lucifer, and fellow former ’24’ star D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel.
The series follows Lucifer Morningstar (Ellis), the original fallen angel, who became dissatisfied with his life in hell. Retiring to L.A., he inadvertently teams up with an LAPD detective (Lauren German) to help punish criminals. Joining him on Earth is his angelic brother Amenadiel (Woodside), and his former head torturer demon turned bounty hunter Mazikeen (Lesley-Ann Brandt).
In previous seasons we’ve seen Lucifer’s mother show up in the form of Tricia Helfer, but this will mark the first on-screen appearance of daddy-dearest. The casting of Haysbert reunites him with D.B. Woodside who previously worked together as brothers and presidents David and Wayne Palmer on ’24’.
“We did like the big crazy list of [possible actors for the part], and he was my top choice,” commented ‘Lucifer’ co-showrunner Joe Henderson to EW who broke the news. “We were lucky. It was our first and only offer.”
Henderson goes on to explain that it was actually Woodside who suggested Haysbert for the role. When Henderson asked if he thought Dennis would actually do it, he commented: “Well, I’ve already talked to him and sort of brought it up…”, so they went straight ahead and offered him the gig.
“Every time I see D.B., there’s always this fondness and this connection,” adds Haysbert. “We worked on a show that was arguably one of the best shows ever produced in television, so you’re going to have a kind of camaraderie…” He then joked: “I don’t know how I went from brothers to father. We’re celestial. We can do that!”
WARNING – SEASON 4 SPOILERS BELOW…
Season 4 began with Lucifer reeling from the aftermath of Chloe seeing his devil face. But his attention was soon grabbed by the return of someone from his past… Eve (Inbar Lavi – ‘The Last Ship’), the original sinner herself. The season ends as demons start to run amok on Earth, trying to kidnap Amenadiel and Linda’s (Rachael Harris) baby. It becomes clear something has to be done to keep them in line, so Lucifer takes up his seat once again as the King of Hell.
Whilst there is no official plot description yet for Season 5, we do know things begin with Luci still ruling the underworld, but Amenadiel has to pay him a visit due to a problem on Earth which he is struggling to handle on his own.
Netflix has not yet given a premiere date for ‘Lucifer‘ Season 5, however, we do know it is 16 episodes split into two halves of 8 episodes and is expected to land in 2020. We’ll let you know when we hear more.
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