Fans of Lucifer, prepare yourself. God will finally make his presence known in the final season of the popular series on Netflix.
Entertainment Weekly announced this morning that Dennis Haysbert (Far From Heaven), will join the cast as Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Amenadiel’s (D.B. Woodside) dear old dad, the creator of the universe, and the all-powerful being that Lucifer has blamed for all his ills since season one.
The actor has apparently been co-showrunner Joe Henderson’s top pick for the role for several seasons now.
The role will be a reunion for Haysbert and Woodside, who previously played brothers on 24, the show award-winning series on Fox, the network where Lucifer premiered and ran for three seasons before it was unexpectedly cancelled. Netflix picked up the series after fans took to social media to express their outrage and their love for the series and its characters.
Haysbert has been acting on film and television since the late 70s but in recent years has been widely known as the face of Allstate insurance asking if “you’re in good hands.”
Lucifer is based on a version of the character created by Neil Gaiman in his Sandman comics.
The presence of God in the final season is really the ultimate chance for closure as Lucifer may finally have the chance to ask the questions that have haunted from season one.
There is no exact release date for the final season, which will be divided into two parts, but it is expected to debut later this year on Netflix.