One of the biggest casting questions for Season 2 of Fox’s comic book drama Lucifer has been answered in a way that would delight genre fans. Battlestar Galactica alumna Tricia Helfer has been cast as the devil’s Mom, teased in the Season 2 finale, and she is a handful.
Helfer will recur on Season 2 as Charlotte in what is expected to the season’s central plotline. 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?
“The biggest question (heading into Season 2) is going to be, ‘Who is Mom?’,” Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson said in an interview with TVLine following the Season 1 finale. “We’re excited to figure out who we’re going to cast because we think it’s going to be a big, cool, meaty role for someone. Season 1 was the story of a wayward son dealing with his father issues; Season 2 is Mom.”
Known for her portrayal of Cylon ‘Number Six’ in Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica, Helfer has a recurring role on Season 2 of Playstation and Sony Pictures TV’s Powers. She also played the lead role in Syfy miniseries Ascension and recently wrapped thriller feature Isolation.