Fan favorite Smallville star Tom Welling is returning to comic book TV — but he’s definitely not playing Clark Kent this time around.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Welling will play a cop in the third season of Fox’s Lucifer, with his character serving as a new love interest for Decker (Lauren German). Turns out, Lucifer isn't digging the idea of a romantic rival, especially when it’s someone as handsome as Welling. His character will be named Marcus Pierce, and is described as an “accomplished police lieutenant who is everything Lucifer is not.” The news was confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con.
Lucifer might not be the most obvious comic adaptation that comes to mind when you think DC fare, but it’s quickly grown into a bona fide critical and commercial hit for Fox. It’d stand to reason that bringing in Welling should be a casting coup, attracting straight-up superhero fans and giving the actor a chance to play a bit against his usual type.
Are you glad to see Welling heading back to the DC universe, even if it’s technically a good bit adjacent to the corner he inhabited before?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)