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Lucifer Season 5A ended with a show-stopping entrance by a certain celestial. And one divine insider from the series has given fans a few ideas to ponder about said deity until the show returns to Netflix in 2021. [Spoiler warning: The following article contains details about Lucifer Season 5.]

Dennis Haysbert
Dennis Haysbert | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Dennis Haysbert plays ‘God’ on ‘Lucifer’

Dennis Haysbert once played the Most Powerful Man in the World as the President on 24. Now, it seems he has definitely increased his on-screen clout as the Most Powerful Being in the Universe on Lucifer. The actor stepped into the role of God, and he exudes poise, authority, and a whole lot of swagger on the show.

“Children, you know I hate it when you fight,” quipped The Almighty to squelch a brawl between Lucifer, Amenadiel, and Michael. The very dapper Divine Dad appeared in the last seconds of Lucifer Season 5 Episode 8, the final episode of 2020.

Unfortunately, fans will have to wait quite a while to see how it shakes out between the Big Guy in the Sky and His wayward children. Netflix has yet to announce a premiere date. Still, Haysbert has done well stoking the flames of excitement about the show, including a fascinating interview with The Christian Post.

Dennis Haysbert broke down the plot of the show

Based on the DC Comics series of the same name, Lucifer is the story of the Devil who comes to Los Angeles and partners with a police detective to solve murders. Lucifer does not cause humans to commit evil acts, but he’s a master when it comes to punishing them. Haysbert shared his perspective about the plot with The Christian Post.

When you think about it, who was Lucifer? He was the light bearer; he was an angel. He was sent down to punish the damned. A lot of people have done things in the devil’s name. ‘The devil made me do it,’ No, you had free will. You did what you did, and then you blame it on the devil.

The show deals with these angels. They deal with a lot of different angels and demons. They have all these different characters in there, and it’s put a grounding face on it.

Dennis Haysbert in The Christian Post

And about the idea of Christians watching a Devil-centered show, Haysbert noted, “Understand, the biggest fan base of that show are evangelicals from around the world.”

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Haysbert told The Christian Post what fans can expect from his portrayal as the Ancient of Days. And the star admitted that he hopes the Big Guy approves.

It’s going to be very interesting. I think people are going to see God in a different light because everyone sees God in their own religion. When you think about it, what is God’s religion? He’s not Christian, Buddhist, or Muslim; He’s God. He’s light and love; He made us all in His image. Does He have emotion, does He love, is He jealous, does He have pain? When He looks down on us right now, what does He feel about it? He’s given us free will.

Think about this or not, I’m not gonna put anything on it. I’m just saying it was very interesting to play the character. I hope God likes what I’ve done with it. I think it’s the first time that people will see God portrayed in a three-dimensional way.

Dennis Haysbert in The Christian Post

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