Fox’s supernatural police procedural Lucifer, based on the DC/Vertigo character of the same name, is adding another comic book television veteran to its cast in Smallville‘s Tom Welling.
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The former Superman will fill the role of an accomplished police lieutenant named Marcus Pierce, according to Variety. The character is described as “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.”
Welling played Clark Kent for 10 seasons on The CW’s Smallville, which chronicled Clark’s teenage years before taking up the mantle of Superman.
The TV series stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, who after becoming bored with his duties as Lord of Hell, relinquishes his throne and opens a piano bar in Los Angeles. There he gets his kicks helping the LAPD find and punish criminals.
Produced by Warner Bros. Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Aggressive Mediocrity, the series is executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich, Joe Henderson and Len Wiseman. Lucifer stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Rachael Harris, DB Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Kevin Alejandro, Aimee Garcia, Tricia Helfer and Scarlett Estevez.
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