Lucifer fans are in for a treat for its final season. It’s just been announced that the Netflix-Warner Bros. show has cast Dennis Haysbert as God. Get prepared to see Tom Ellis’ Lucifer and D.B. Woodside’s Amenadiel have one hell of a family reunion when God walks into the picture.
Lucifer’s co-showrunner Joe Henderson spoke with EW:
“We did like the big crazy list of [possible actors for the part], and he was my top choice. We were lucky. It was our first and only offer.”
Henderson revealed it was D.B. who had something to do with Haysbert’s casting, since the two had starred on Fox’s 24 together:
“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,” says Henderson.
Haysbert says that being able to work with Woodside again influenced his decision when saying yes to Lucifer:
“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,” says Haysbert, before adding with a laugh, “I don’t know how I went from brothers to father. We’re celestial. We can do that.”
Are you excited by Haysbert’s casting? Lucifer’s fifth and final season premieres on Netflix later this year.
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