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Part one of Lucifer season five is available to stream and download on Netflix now. After more than four years of waiting, fans finally got to meet Lucifer’s father, God. Who played God in Lucifer season five, part one?
Who played God In Lucifer season 5, part 1?
Throughout Lucifer season five, part one, Lucifer Morningstar’s (played by Tom Ellis) evil twin brother, Michael was causing trouble on Earth.
Not only did he arrive on Earth impersonating his brother and tried to sabotage his life, but he also kidnapped Lucifer’s love, Chloe Decker (Lauren German).
Thankfully, Dan (Kevin Alejandro), Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) and Lucifer were able to find Chloe and set her free but Michael had bigger plans.
Just as it looked like Lucifer season five, part one, was about to end on a huge cliffhanger, Michael once again, burst onto the scene.
However, this time, he was joined by Maze, who had decided to side with the evil angel.
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As Maze, Amenadiel (DB Woodside), Lucifer and Michael engaged in a battle in the middle of the LAPD office, they were interrupted by a figure fans had been waiting to meet for the past five seasons.
Finally, fans got to meet Lucifer’s father, God, who appeared on the steps of the LAPD office and said: “Children. You know I hate it when you fight.”
God was played by Dennis Haysbert and he is expected to play a huge role in part two of Lucifer season five.
Dennis Haysbert is an American actor and voice actor from San Mateo, California.
Lucifer fans may recognise Haysbert from his role as US Senator, later president, David Palmer in the first five seasons of 24.
In 24, Haysbert starred opposite Lucifer star, DB Woodside, who played us younger brother Wayne Palmer.
For his portrayal of David Palmer, Haysbert was nominated for a Golden Globe and Golden Satellite Award.
He is also well known for portraying baseball player Pedro Cerrano in the Major League film trilogy and Secret Service Agent Tim Collin in the 1997 political thriller film Absolute Power.
Haysbert is also well known for playing Sergeant Major Jonas Blane on the drama series, The Unit.
His other credits include Lou Grant, Growing Pains, Laverne & Shirley, The A-Team, Night Court, Dallas, The Incredible Hulk, Magnum, P.I., Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and Duckman.
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Most recently, Haysbert starred in the films Breakthrough, Secret Obsession and Playing With Fire.
He also appeared in the comedy series Home Movie: The Princess Bridge as Prince Humperdinck and Surveillance as Barry Wilkinson.
Ahead of the Lucifer season five premiere, Haysbert tweeted: “This Friday: the new season of “Lucifer” premieres on Netflix! Make sure and set a reminder to watch because heaven is coming to earth – when I portray the role of #GOD. Yes, the Almighty Father. #ThisFriday #SeasonPremiere #Lucifer #Netflix #DennisHaysbert.”
Speaking to Variety after the season five premiere, co-showrunner Idly Modrovich said: “To be honest, we were always worried about bringing God into the [show] because we loved that it was always about people interpreting his actions or his lack of actions.
“And if we brought him actually there, would he give us too many answers?
“Instead of God being mysterious, suddenly, oh, here we are with the drawer of answers.
“We wanted to make sure we didn’t do that. I think we found a way.”
Lucifer Co-showrunner Joe Henderson revealed to Entertainment Weekly that Haysbert may have his former co-star to thank for landing the role of God.
Henderson said: “We did like the big crazy list of [possible actors for the part], and he was my top choice,
“We were lucky. It was our first and only offer.
“DB [Woodside] had actually come up to us and said, ‘Have you thought about Dennis [Haysbert]?’
“We were like, ‘Do you think he’d actually do it?’ And he’s like, ‘Well, I’ve already talked to him and sort of brought it up.’ And so we just went straight on at him.”
Haysbert added: “Every time I see DB, there’s always this fondness and this connection.
“We worked on a show that was arguably one of the best shows ever produced in television, so you’re going to have a kind of camaraderie.
“I don’t know how I went from brothers to father. We’re celestial. We can do that.”
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