Lucifer officially has a mom. Heaven help us...
TVLine has revealed that the Fox series Lucifer has cast Tricia Helfer as Charlotte, Mother of Angels, and the mother of Lucifer Morningstar and Amenadiel. The character was teased at the end of Season 1 in April, with showrunner Joe Henderson saying that while Season 1 "was the story of a wayward son dealing with his father issues, Season 2 is Mom."
The official character description reported in the article describes Charlotte as "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?"
Helfer, 42, is best known as the sexy Cylon Number Six on Battlestar Galactica (2003) and has appeared in a number genre television projects, including Jeremiah, Supernatural, Green Lantern: First Flight, Chuck, Warehouse 13, Human Target (2010), No Ordinary Family, Community, TRON: Uprising, The Librarians, Ascension, Falling Skies, Powers, and Rick and Morty. She also voiced the Black Cat on the animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man and reprised the character for the videogames Spider-Man: Web of Shadows and Marvel Heroes.
Henderson previously teased that there are a number of directions Lucifer and Charlotte's relationship could go, saying "In the comics and common mythology, it’s really not something that’s been established, so this is us doing a little world building. 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."
Lucifer returns to Fox for Season 2 on September 19, 2016.