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Comic-Con 2016: Lucifer

Family Matters Threaten Lucifer’s ‘Vacation’

The star of Lucifer, Tom Ellis, has a tricky problem. He’s a HUGE Battlestar Galactica fan and now Battlestar actress Tricia Helfer has been cast as his mother. It seems the soul of mother has stolen a body to escape — a sexy one at that.

“The sexiest cyborg ever is playing my mum,” said Ellis in his droll English accent. “This new look is a bit disturbing for her sons.”

At the end of season 1, God resurrected Lucifer after he was shot, but then asked him to capture an escaped soul from hell — his mother. Of course, Lucifer has always had issues with his father (God), but his mother is a whole other matter. First of all, she’s not mentioned in the Bible.

“Yes, that chapter was left out of the Bible,” said producer Ildy Mendrovich. “So we’re on our own.”

DB Woodside, who plays Lucifer’s brother Amenadiel, said, “We both have a different relationship with her. And she’s going to play with that.”

All the characters will evolve in Season 2, including Maze the demon. She was given free will for the first time. “She’s had to learn how to exist on earth and still be a demon,” said Lesley-Ann Brandt. “Now she has a life that’s separate of the deal she made with Lucifer.”

Producer Joe Henderson says that element is crucial going forward. “We consider Season 2 the emancipation of Maze. She’s been taking care of Lucifer and now it’s time for Lucifer to take care of her.”

Of course, one of the big mysteries of Season 1 revolved around why Lucifer was physically vulnerable in Chloe’s presence. Henderson promised that mystery will be cleared up this season.

“We’re looking at what humanity is doing to him and the difference between being immortal and human,” he said. “We know Lucifer wants to spend time with Chloe, so we’re exploring why he wants to be vulnerable.”

Humanity may be changing Lucifer, but he is also changing the world around him. “Lucifer’s vacation has been extended a bit,” added Henderson. “When the devil is walking around earth, who is taking care of Hell? Bad things tend to happen.”

Patricia Morris Buckley – Sr. Staff Writer

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