Fox’s adaptation of DC Comics’ Lucifer has already found its devilish protagonist, but Satan is worthless if he’s not surrounded by people he can whisper evil things to, so the network has started filling in some of the show’s supporting cast. According to Deadline, 24 and Single Ladies’ D.B. Woodside and The Hangover and New Girl‘s Rachael Harris have also joined Lucifer. Woodside will be playing Amenadiel, an angel tasked with convincing Lucifer that he should be ruling Hell instead of wasting his time on a police procedural—which is what Lucifer is going to be, for some reason. Harris will be playing Morpheus, the master of all dreams. Wait, no…she’ll be playing Lucifer’s therapist, a role so bizarre that it could only exist on a TV show about the devil working with the LAPD “to punish criminals.”
It’s worth noting that the comic book version of Lucifer is not a glorified Adrian Monk, so it’s a bit strange that Fox is bothering to tie this in with the comic at all. Surely the character of Lucifer is in the public domain, so why not just make the show about a generic version of the devil that works as a part-time detective? Presumably, the comic book connection opens the door up for appearances from other DC characters, so maybe Morpheus will actually show up at some point—unless Harris’ character is just him in disguise, which we’re just going to assume is the case.