Tricia Helfer joins the cast of ‘Lucifer’

Lucifer gets a bit sexier (we didn’t think that was possible) in Season 2 with the addition of everyone’s favorite cylon, Tricia Helfer. According to a report by TVLine, Helfer will play Charlotte, the Mother of Lucifer, Amenadiel, and all the Angels.

Here’s her character description: “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?”

Helfer is only 5 years older than Lucifer star, Tom Ellis, but the beauty of the character is that she can really be ageless. As showrunner Joe Henderson puts it, Mom “is eternal to a certain extent.”

“In the comics and common mythology, it’s really not something that’s been established,” continues Henderson, “so this is us doing a little world building.  This is us taking a step and exploring the answer to a question a lot of people never asked and staking our own claim. There are a lot of directions we can go and we’ve chosen one that we’re really excited about.”

Considering the sex appeal of Ellis, Helfer, and Woodside, we kind of assume there’s going to be some sexual tension between Helfer and her TV sons. Which is weird, but after Game of Thrones, I suppose we’re all getting used to it.

Lucifer will return to Fox in the 2016-2017 season (date TBD).