Television

Tom Welling joins ‘Lucifer’ in season 3

But not as Clark Kent

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The various casts of popular FOX shows are busy meeting with fans and answering panels at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. FOX made a special announcement for fans of “Lucifer” at the annual event, confirming that a former “Smallville” actor will be joining the cast of “Lucifer” in season 3. As you can tell by the article’s title, that actor will be Tom Welling and he will play “Marcus Pierce.” The character is an accomplished police lieutenant who is everything Lucifer (Tom Ellis) is not – strategic, reserved and well-respected. The network added, “But perhaps even more annoying are all the things they have in common. Both men are charming, charismatic and handsome as hell. So when Pierce starts developing a connection with Decker (Lauren German), Lucifer’s devilish traits are inflamed.”

Tom Welling is best known for playing “Clark Kent/Superman” on the long-running television series “Smallville.” In addition to acting, he directed multiple episodes of the series and served as an executive producer. Welling recently starred in the film “The Choice.” His other feature film credits include “Draft Day,” “Parkland,” “Cheaper by the Dozen,” Cheaper by the Dozen 2” and “The Fog.” His television credits include “Undeclared” and “Judging Amy,” as well as executive-producing the series “Hellcats,” starring Aly Michalka and Ashley Tisdale.

The show will be returning for its third season this fall. The story of the original fallen angel continues, when “Lucifer” returns Monday, Oct. 2 in its new time period (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. As Season Two came to a close, Lucifer took care of a little problem called Mom, aka Charlotte (Tricia Helfer). But now he’s facing an even greater challenge – finding out who kidnapped him, and why his angel wings are back.

“Lucifer” is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The series is based on the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment. The series is executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Joe Henderson, Ildy Modrovich, Sheri Elwood and KristieAnne Reed.