Battlestar Galactica alum Tricia Helfer will be joining FOX’s series Lucifer when season two begins in September, playing the title character’s mother, according to TVLine.com. Show-runner Joe Henderson later confirmed the news via Twitter.
As those who watch the show saw in the debut season’s finale, Lucifer’s mother escaped Hell and that didn’t sit too well with either Lucifer (the brilliantly charming Tom Ellis) or his angel brother Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside). The casting of an actress who is only five years older than her son is going to add an interesting layer to the show. Hey, being a demon or angel living on Earth must be a great way of not only looking young but being drop-dead gorgeous. (It’s a very pretty cast. Everyone is beautiful. Trust me.)
Viewers know that Lucifer has a tough relationship with his father (most of us call Him God), but that apparently is nothing compared to what we are going to need to expect when season two rolls around and we find out if Lucifer is a momma’s boy or not.
Helfer played Number Six/Caprica on the rebooted Battlestar Galactica in the mid-2000s. She has also done many voices in videogames (Mass Effect, StarCraft) and cartoons (Green Lantern: First Flight). She has most recently appeared on the Sony show Powers, based on the critically-acclaimed comic by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Avon Oeming. Lucifer is also loosely based on the comic series of the same name from Vertigo Comics.
The hotness factor of the show increases on September 19th at 9/8c on FOX. And be sure to tune in and let people know that the devil made you do it.