Lucifer meets TWO Gods as showrunner teases major character return ‘Top of the list’

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When the fifth season of Lucifer airs around the globe on Netflix, the fallen angel may have two potential fathers to contend with. A recent hint from one of the series’ showrunners has teased the return of a major character from the original Fox series.


Lucifer Morningstar (played by Tom Ellis) faces an escape mission from Hell when the first part of season five is released on Netflix in August.

Plot details beyond the follow-up of last season’s devastating cliffhanger are being kept under wraps, but the series has announced an exciting guest star for season five.

24 veteran Dennis Haysbert will finally step in to put a face to God, Lucifer’s father who has been absent during his extended vacation on Earth.

Although Lucifer has been estranged from his father for some millennia, the devil previously thought he had met God in season two.


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During a visit to a psychiatric hospital in the episode God Johnson, Lucifer meets Earl Johnson (Timothy Omundson), a former oil magnate claiming to be God himself.

However, Lucifer soon realised Earl was in possession of the flaming sword, disguised as a belt buckle, which had warped his mind into believing the Biblical fantasy.

Earl’s memories were wiped of his time as ‘God’ after removing the buckle, but the guest character from season two has remained a fan favourite for Lucifer enthusiasts.

Sadly, TV star Timothy Omundson suffered a stroke in 2017 and is still in the process of recovery.

Known for his main role on Psych, as well as appearances in This Is Us and Supernatural, Timothy has managed to film small appearances during his recovery.

He will next be seen in the upcoming TV movie sequel Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, and Lucifer co-showrunner Joe Henderson has revealed there could be plans to bring back Earl Johnson as the series continues on Netflix.

During an interview with AssignmentX following the release of season four, the Lucifer writer confirmed the team is always looking for ways to bring back Timothy to the show.

He said: “It depends on where he is recovery-wise. It’s one of the things we want to do is reach out and see where he is as we get closer.”

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Due to the actor’s condition, Timothy Omundson was unable to reprise his role in season two or three before Lucifer was initially cancelled by Fox.

Earl Johnson was also absent in season four, and it’s likely he won’t make an appearance in the upcoming fifth season as most filming was completed before the outbreak of coronavirus.

Despite this, Joe revealed Timothy’s time on set was one of the best moments for the cast and crew of Lucifer and the series is still keen to have him return.

The writer continued: “I think we’ve talked about this a little bit. I’ve never before had an actor come into one episode who just felt like part of the family so quickly.”


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Touching on Timothy’s return following his recovery, Joe added: “I haven’t talked with him for a couple months, I don’t know where he is in recovery, I don’t know where he is on wanting to be either on screen or in anything right now. But we love him, and he’s just such a joy and talent.”

Following his recurring role on This Is Us, it may be possible Timothy Omundson is ready to step back into the world of Lucifer for the confirmed sixth season.

Finally, Joe said: “That’s one of the top-of-the-list things that we want to talk about when we get into the [writers’] room.”

Lucifer Season 5 Part 1 will be released on Netflix on August 21.

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