A new recruit in the Gotham City Police Department named James Gordon is paired with veteran detective Harvey Bullock to solve one of Gotham City’s highest-profile cases: the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne. During his investigation, Gordon meets the Waynes’ son Bruce who is now in the care of his butler Alfred Pennyworth. Meeting the younger Wayne further compels Gordon to catch the mysterious killer. Other characters encountered early on include low-level gang member Oswald Cobblepot, forensics worker Edward Nygma, street orphans Selina Kyle and Pamela “Ivy” Pepper, assistant district attorney Harvey Dent, and medical doctor Leslie Thompkins. Gordon becomes involved with Gotham’s crime families and associates including gangster Fish Mooney and crime lords Carmine Falcone and Salvatore Maroni. Eventually, Gordon forms an unlikely friendship with Bruce, one that will help shape the boy’s future in becoming Batman.
- Ben McKenzie as James Gordon – In September 2013, it was reported that Fox was developing a TV series centred on James Gordon’s early days as a police detective and the origin stories of various Batman villains. In February 2014, McKenzie was cast as the lead character.When describing his character in an interview, McKenzie stated that Gordon “is a truly honest man. The last honest man in a city full of crooked people. He’s not an anti-hero, he’s a true hero – but he will have to compromise.”
- Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock – In early 2014, it was announced that Logue was cast as Harvey Bullock, a character who serves as James Gordon’s ethically conflicted and compromised partner in the GCPD.
- David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne – In March 2014, Mazouz was cast as Bruce Wayne.When discussing his character, Mazouz stated that “you never got to explore what Bruce Wayne was going through or his grieving process or what his anger makes him do. At this point in his life, he’s angry, he’s scared, he’s compulsive, and he’s lonely. He’s looking for any meaning to his parents’ death. You’ll see the things that he’ll do to himself and to other people while he’s grieving, and you’ll see how he becomes a regular kid again.“[
- Zabryna Guevara as Sarah Essen – In February 2014, Guevara was confirmed for the series. Descriptions revealed her character to be a police captain at the GCPD and James Gordon’s direct superior.
- Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth – In February 2014, Pertwee was cast as Alfred Pennyworth in the series. Pertwee’s character would take inspiration from the Earth One iteration of Alfred Pennyworth.
- Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin – In February 2014, Taylor was cast as Oswald Cobblepot, an intelligent low-level thug who used to work for Fish Mooney.
- Erin Richards as Barbara Kean – In February 2014, Richards was confirmed to have been cast in the show. Richards portrays James Gordon’s fiancee, Barbara Kean, though their relationship deteriorates over the course of the season. She renews a past romantic relationship with Renee Montoya.
- Camren Bicondova as Selina “Cat” Kyle – In March 2014, Bicondova was confirmed to have joined the show’s cast. According to Bicondova, “The main word that I can think of to characterize Selina is that she’s just surviving. She’s very mischievous and very challenging to play at times, because she feels emotions but she hides them. I realized that she isn’t just a street thief and a survivor; she’s actually a normal girl.”
- Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma / Riddler – Smith joined the cast in April 2014In May 2014, Smith was promoted to a series regular.What I love about the character’s history is how diverse it is”, says Smith. “When I was auditioning for Gotham, I got a handful of comics from different decades, so I had a perspective — it’s been around for 75 years, which is a long time. I wanted to see an evolution of the comics — and of the character. Going from this quite innocent, well-intentioned, joyful person to starting to find this other part of him that he didn’t know he had. He’s a person who’s constantly abused, and it’s out of anger and exhaustion, and then realizing that when you start taking control of situations like that, you can gain power that way — it’ll be something that he can start to enjoy.”
- Victoria Cartagena as Renee Montoya – Cartagena joined the series in May 2014, but she was not a regular in season 2.
- Andrew Stewart-Jones as Crispus Allen – Stewart-Jones joined the series in May 2014, but he was not a regular in season 2.
- John Doman as Carmine Falcone – Doman first appeared in the series pilot as Carmine Falcone, a mob boss with ties to James Gordon’s father. Doman continued to appear throughout the season.
- Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney – Smith was cast as Fish Mooney in February 2014.She appeared throughout the season until her character was seemingly killed in the show’s Season 1 finale after being dropped off the side of a tall building by Penguin.When asked if her character will return in future seasons, Smith replied, “If she survives the fall. I signed for a year. I don’t think any of us really thought that Fish would have the life that she’s had or be one of the favorite characters on the show. She was there to service a purpose, as far as helping to tell Penguin’s story. I’m a smart girl. I understood I was there to service Penguin. If she survives, I would definitely be willing to do whatever was necessary to continue servicing the story of Gotham.” In January 2016 it was announced that Smith would be reprising the role for the second half of season 2.
- Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins – Morena Baccarin was cast in October 2014.Baccarin was promoted to a series regular for the second season, after recurring in the first season.
- James Frain as Theo Galavan / Azrael – In June 2015, Frain was announced as a series regular for season two.
- Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan – In June 2015, Lucas was announced as series regular for season two.
- Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox – In March 2015, Chalk was announced as Lucius Fox, and was promoted to a series regular for the second season.
- Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean – Fish Mooney’s right-hand man and mob enforcer. Victor Zsasz later “worked on” Butch, causing him to obey Oswald Cobblepot’s every command, although this was later undone by Tabitha Galavan. Powell was promoted to a series regular for the second season.
- Nicholas D’Agosto as Harvey Dent – In July 2014, it was announced that Harvey Dent would appear in the show. D’Agosto was revealed to portray Harvey Dent in October 2014, and was promoted to a series regular for the second season.
- Michael Chiklis as Nathaniel Barnes / The Executioner– In July 2015, Chiklis was announced as a series regular for season two as Captain Nathaniel Barnes.
- Maggie Geha as Ivy “Pamela” Pepper – The character was portrayed by Clare Foley as a recurring character but starting with the second episode of season three, she was promoted to series regular with the role recast.
- Benedict Samuel as Jervis Tetch – In August 2016, Samuel was announced as a series regular for season 3. He is described as a psychotic hypnotist with a steadfast desire to find his missing sister Alice.
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These Delicate and Dark Obsessions”
After fully recovering, Cobblepot attempts to build an army to take back power from Nygma, Barbara, Tabitha and Butch. He calls Gabe to assist him but he betrays him and attempts to auction him but Ivy uses her perfume to rescue him and Cobblepot kills Gabe in retribution. Meanwhile, the Shaman gives Bruce hallucinogens that causes him to relive the night of his parents’ murder and he begins his training soon after. After learning that a weapon is being transported to Gotham, Gordon begins to investigate the Court of Owls further and realizes that his father was killed on purpose and that Frank organized the hit. However, Frank is ordered to kill Gordon, but he instead commits suicide and Jim decides to meet with Kathryn.
The 21st and 22nd episodes of the season will serve as the season finale, and are intended to air on June 5, 2017
Lucifer Morningstar, the Devil, who is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, and resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the beauty of Los Angeles. Lucifer runs a nightclub in Los Angeles called “Lux”, with the assistance of his demonic ally Mazikeen. Lucifer becomes involved with the LAPD when he begins to assist Detective Chloe Decker in crime cases. He becomes fascinated with Decker when she appears to be immune to his powers. God’s wife later escapes Hell, and Lucifer’s punishment for her is to stay on Earth, and the celestial family are forced to deal with the ramifications of this.
Cast and characters
- Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar
- The Lord of Hell, who is bored with his life, abdicates his throne and becomes a civilian consultant for the Los Angeles Police Department while running his own high-end nightclub, called “Lux”. Beside superhuman powers such as invulnerability, strength and speed, he has a supernatural awareness of any person’s hidden desires. While Lucifer’s appearance in the comics was inspired by David Bowie, actor Tom Ellis, however, saw the character as more of an Oscar Wilde or Noël Coward character “with added rock and roll spirit”, and thus decided to approach portraying the character of Lucifer as if he were the “lovechild of Noël Coward and Mick Jagger, with a dash of British actor Terry-Thomas”.
- Lauren German as Detective Chloe Decker
- An LAPD homicide detective, who solves crimes with Lucifer after he takes an interest in her because she appears immune to his abilities. Due to an earlier incident concerning a cop shooting, she was ostracized by her fellow officers, resulting in her being partnered with Lucifer as her civilian consultant. When she is around Lucifer, he becomes vulnerable to physical harm. The events of “Quid Pro Ho” reveal that Chloe’s conception was the result of a miracle, performed by God with assistance from Amenadiel.
- Kevin Alejandro as Detective Daniel “Dan” Espinoza
- An LAPD homicide detective and Chloe’s ex-husband. He dislikes Lucifer because of the hellraiser’s connection to Chloe and their daughter, Trixie. Lucifer repeatedly calls him “Douche” (or “Detective Douche”, “Sir Douche”, etc.). Originally Chloe’s superior on the force, events of the Malcolm Graham case caused Dan to be suspended, then reinstated with a demotion back to Detective.
- D. B. Woodside as Amenadiel
- A dark-winged angel, Lucifer’s older brother, and the eldest out of all of their siblings, who arrives in Los Angeles to encourage Lucifer to go back to Hell, saying the latter’s new life is upsetting Earth’s balance. Unlike Lucifer, Amenadiel has always followed God’s orders. While posing as a psychotherapist, he goes under the pseudonym “Dr. Canaan”.
- Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen
- Confidante and devoted ally of Lucifer Morningstar. Lucifer calls her “Maze” for short. She is a demon who, having served as his head torturer, followed him up from out of hell, and acted as a bartender and bodyguard at Lucifer’s club. In season 2, Maze, looking for a new direction on Earth, becomes a bounty hunter, having found something that feels right to her. She uses the alias “Mazikeen Smith” as her legal identity on Earth.
- Scarlett Estevez as Beatrice “Trixie”
- Chloe and Dan’s daughter, who befriends Lucifer, much to his amazement and disgust, because he “cheers [her] up”
- Rachael Harris as Dr. Linda Martin
- Lucifer’s therapist. She attempts to help Lucifer solve his emotional and personal problems throughout the series, and tries to get him to open up about his true self. Until he reveals to her his true self, Dr. Martin believed that Lucifer was using a religious metaphor, before she accepts that Lucifer is a damaged individual from a dysfunctional family. Dr. Martin had gained her qualifications at Stanford University and holds a large number of awards for psychotherapy.
- Kevin Rankin as Detective Malcolm Graham (season 1)
- A police officer who was shot prior to the beginning of the series. Chloe Decker witnessed the shooting, which occurred while Malcolm was secretly meeting with a suspected criminal. After the shooting, he was left in a coma. He was then brought back from the dead by Amenadiel to kill Lucifer.
- Tricia Helfer as Charlotte Richards/”Mum” (season 2)
- Lucifer and Amenadiel’s mother and exiled wife of God, who has escaped her prison in Hell. She is described as a “goddess of creation”, but her exact name and nature remain unrevealed. On Earth, her soul occupies the body of Charlotte Richards, a managing partner in a law firm who was recently murdered.
- Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez (season 2)
- A forensic scientist for the LAPD who helps Chloe and Lucifer with her cases. Ella hails from Detroit, and grew-up with four brothers. Ella wears a crucifix, leading both Lucifer and Chloe to ask questions about her Christian faith; according to Ella, she had an aunt who was a nun, but who taught her that to doubt things was all right, and so Ella believes that questioning things makes her a better scientist.
- Candy Morningstar” May 1, 2017
- Deceptive Little Parasite”May 8, 2017
- God Johnson”May 15, 2017
- Sympathy for the Goddess”May 22, 2017
- The Good, the Bad, and the Crispy”May 29, 2017
Lucifer returns to Los Angeles after two weeks and introduces his wife Candy to Chloe and Daniel. Chloe becomes upset, both with Lucifer’s cavalier attitude and his decision to marry. When Ash Corrigan, a musician in a local band, turns up dead, Lucifer tries to help Chloe but she pushes him away. Meanwhile Ammendiel and Charlotte also discover that Lucifer is married, and Charlotte suspects that Lucifer is planning some sort of revenge. When Maze suggests that Chloe needs a mediator, she impersonates Candy and visits the same mediator Ash saw for his divorce. Ammendiel confronts Lucifer for hurting Chloe’s feelings. Lucifer tells him he’s not ignoring her; rather, he’s protecting her. The two discovers that Doug, one of Ash’s bandmates, killed him and take him into custody. Lucifer and Chloe agree to become partners again. It’s revealed that Lucifer did not marry “Candy”, who turns out to be an actress who helped Lucifer in return for a favor he did for her in Las Vegas.