Lucifer had its debut last night and we already told you how much we enjoyed it—specifically Tom Ellis’ performance as the titular Lord of Hell. But Lucifer isn’t operating on Earth in a vacuum. He’s got a fierce protector, and an equally fierce adversary. So, who are these two exactly?
The Archangel Amenadiel (DB Woodside) appears early in the first episode to shake his finger at Lucifer and warn him that he needs to get his butt back to the Underworld (“You are a mockery of everything divine!”) These two have a contentious relationship that goes beyond their respective positions on the whole heaven-and-hell thing; it’s a personal dislike that’s taken straight out of the Lucifer comics. As the season progresses, we’ll see Amenadiel—with his menacing wings mostly hidden—use some deeply sneaky tactics to try and get Lucifer to comply with his demands.
And then there’s Mazikeen, or “Maze” (Lesley-Ann Brandt), who left hell with Lucifer and is his sworn protector (as well as working as a bartender in his nightclub). In the comics, she wears a mask over half her face, but she’s either magically concealing her disfigurement on the TV show, or it’s just not a part of her character. Though she loves Lucifer, she shares Amenadiel’s impatience with his new lifestyle—and she’s not onboard with his forays into police work, his possibly becoming mortal, etc. It’s pretty clear that their relationship is going to be seriously tested soon.
Images from top: Lesley-Ann Brandt in the “Pilot” series premiere episode of Lucifer ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: FOX. Tom Ellis and DB Woodside in the “Pilot” series premiere episode of Lucifer ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: FOX