There's about to be a family reunion on Lucifer.
Lucifer's Tom Ellis will be getting a visit from his dear mother Charlotte this season, who will be played by Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica, Suits). The suddenness of her appearance leads to suspicions from Lucifer and that sets the tone for season two (via TV Line). Showrunner Joe Henderson spoke about how season two allows them to add their own bits to the Lucifer mythology.
“In the comics and common mythology, it’s really not something that’s been established, so this is us doing a little world building,” said Henderson. “This is us taking a step and exploring the answer to a question a lot of people never asked and staking our own claim. There are a lot of directions we can go and we’ve chosen one that we’re really excited about.”
Charlotte will be appearing throughout the second season as a series regular, and season two premiere's on FOX on September 19th. You can read the official description for Helfer's character below.
“Trapped in Hell for thousands of years by God (her ex-husband), the Mother of Angels is now free on Earth. Once reunited with Lucifer, it will become clear that she’s the one he takes after. Mom is fearless and has a strong conviction for who she is and what she deserves. However, mother and son do not share the same opinion when it comes to humanity. Everything that fascinates Lucifer about people repels Mom — a disdain that’s highlighted by that fact that Mom’s trapped in a human body for her stay on Earth. Lucifer’s desperate to find out what Mom’s up to, but she claims that all she wants is to spend time with her sons again. But can the devil’s mom really be that innocent?”