Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve got our first look at Tom Welling in Fox’s DC/Vertigo series Lucifer, where he plays the character of Marcus Pierce, described as “an accomplished police lieutenant who strikes up a potential romance with Decker (Lauren German), much to Lucifer’s (Tom Ellis) chagrin.”
“When Decker first meets Marcus Pierce, he is very much someone that rubs her the wrong way, because he’s very much a no-nonsense, calling-it-like-it-is guy, and he’s not much for social mores, if you will,” co-showrunner Joe Henderson tells the outlet. “But what’s interesting is he also represents a lot of truth and justice and very much a lot of the things that draw Chloe to the side of law. So Pierce is very much the exact opposite of Lucifer, but also very similar, and so that duality is a big reason for them to start coming together.”
Welling also spoke about his character, and how he differs from the role of Smallville’s Clark Kent: “I definitely didn’t want to play Clark Kent again. The great thing about Clark is he didn’t know who he was and he didn’t know what he was supposed to do with what he had and his abilities. This character very much knows what he’s capable of and knows what he wants to do and knows how to do it, so as much fun as that is to play, it wasn’t necessarily because of Clark that I chose this character. It was so many more factors than just, ‘I don’t want play Clark again,’ but I’d be lying if I was saying that I do not enjoy playing something very different for sure.”
Lucifer season 3 premieres on October 2nd on Fox.