Sparks will fly when Lucifer brings the title character’s mom into the fold in season two.
“It’s given us a little piece of dynamite that we’ve given to the cast and exploded everything,” showrunner Joe Henderson told the crowd at the Fox drama’s Comic-Con panel Saturday.
Lucifer’s first season ended with the title character being fatally shot, and then resurrected by God. However, in exchange for his life, Lucifer promised God he would recapture a soul that had escaped from Hell — the soul of his mother.
“We had all these conversations about Lucifer family. … The big revelation we had midway through season one was: what about mom?” Henderson said. “That became a big piece of it that we hadn’t originally planned for.”
Playing Lucifer’s “nemesis/nurturer” mother as Henderson described the role is new series regular Tricia Helfer.
“The introduction of mom brings a whole new dynamic to the show,” star Tom Ellis said, saying the characters “behave differently” when she resurfaces. “You see the formidable characters be really not so formidable.”
The introduction of mom also further complicates the brotherly relationship Lucifer and Amenadiel. “I think we both have a different relationship with her. I think she’s going to come in the middle of that and play with that a little bit,” D.B. Woodside said
Added Helfer: “Mom kind of does try to smooth things over and get in the middle of it a little bit.”
One person mom will definitely clash with is Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt). “There is no love lost between Maze and mom,” Helfer teased.
Read the remainder of the article here. Lucifer’s second season kicks off Monday, Sept. 19 at 9 p.m. on Fox.