Lucifer will return at some point in 2020 with the first part of its 16-episode fifth and final season. While we have questions, like namely how is Lucifer (Tom Ellis) getting out of Hell, we also have hopes and wishes as well.
One being that we’ve been dying to see is, well, God. A character who dogs Lucifer despite never appearing on screen (except voiced by Neil Gaiman once in “Once Upon A Time”). Now we have the casting of, well, God. Timothy Omundson kind of played God in “God Johnson”, which was in season two. It turned out it was an artifact that made him think he was God.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Dennis Haysbert will play God in Lucifer‘s final season. Haysbert is known for his appearances in the AllState commercials along with roles in Major League, The Unit, and Absolute Power. He also was in the first five seasons of 24 where he played Senator than President David Palmer.
Actually, Haysbert’s appearance on Lucifer is something of a 24 reunion. D.B. Woodside, who plays Amenadiel, played Wayne Palmer, David’s brother (and also President).
Joe Henderson, one of the co-showrunners on Lucifer, said that Haysbert was their first and only choice. Actually, Woodside reached out to Haysbert before they event approached him.
“D.B. had actually come up to us and said, ‘Have you thought about Dennis?’ We were like, ‘Do you think he’d actually do it?’ And he’s like, ‘Well, I’ve already talked to him and sort of brought it up.’ And so we just went straight on at him.”
Haysbert said that working again with Woodside has also been a goal of his.
“Every time I see D.B., there’s always this fondness and this connection…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. don’t know how I went from brothers to father. We’re celestial. We can do that.”
Lucifer‘s fifth season (part one) will premiere later in 2020.
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