Tom Welling Returns to DC Television in Lucifer Season 3
Famous for playing Clark Kent/Superman for ten seasons on The CW's Smallville, Tom Welling will return to DC television with a role on FOX's Lucifer in its third season, according to Variety.
Welling will reportedly play "Marcus Pierce, an accomplished police lieutenant. While he's reserved and well-respected, like Lucifer (Tom Ellis), he's charming, charismatic and handsome. So when Pierce starts developing a connection with Decker (Lauren German), the devil comes out in Lucifer."
In addition to starring in Smallville, the actor also served as an executive producer and even directed a handful of episodes.
This isn't the first time a former DC actor made the move to a new TV series to portray a new character, with Brandon Routh, who starred as Superman in Superman Returns, currently starring as Ray Palmer/The Atom on Legends of Tomorrow after debuting in Arrow, in addition to Dean Cain, who starred as Superman in Lois & Clark before appearing in Supergirl.
One of the biggest mysteries for Lucifer in the upcoming season will be discovering why his wings have returned as well as who has kidnapped him.
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Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals.
Lucifer is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The series is based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint. Tom Kapinos (Californication) wrote and executive-produced the pilot. The series is executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson.
The regular cast feaures Tom Ellis as Lucifer, Lauren German as Chloe, DB Woodside as Amenadiel, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Maze, Kevin Alejandro as Dan, Scarlett Estevez as Trixie, Rachael Harris as Linda Martin, Tricia Helfer as Charlotte, and Aimee Garcia as Ella.
Lucifer returns to FOX on Monday, October 2.