Dennis Haysbert was recently cast in two roles containing faith themes, one as a narrator of a series on religious network TBN, the other as God for the final season of “Lucifer.”
Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum.
“It’s going to be very interesting,” Haysbert said while discussing his role on Lucifer. “I think people are going to see God in a different light because everyone sees God in their own religion. When you think about it, what is God’s religion? He’s not Christian, Buddhist or Muslim, He’s God. He’s light and love, He made us all in His image. Does He have emotion, does He love, is He jealous, does He have pain? When He looks down on us right now what does He feel about it? He’s given us free will.”
The popular Allstate Insurance spokesperson also serves as the narrator for TBN’s new show, “The State of Faith.”
The six episode series, now airing on the network, takes viewers on a journey to discover the role of Christianity from it’s beginning to present day.
It is a show designed for a completely different audience than Lucifer, one of the most popular series on Netflix.
“Think about this or not, I’m not gonna put anything on it, I’m just saying it was very interesting to play the character,” Haysbert told the Christian Post. “I hope God likes what I’ve done with it. I think it’s the first time that people will see God portrayed in a three dimensional way.”
Tom Ellis took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scene photo from the set of Lucifer, with the possible look of Haysbert as God:
The pair seems to be in the Los Angeles Police Department set of the series, judging from the now-familiar location.
Details about Haysbert’s debut in “Lucifer” Season 5 remain under wraps.
However, the creators revealed that he will feature prominently in the show. He will reportedly play a big role in the story.
“When you think about it, who was Lucifer? He was the light bearer, he was an angel,” said Haysbert. “He was sent down to punish the damned. A lot of people have done things in the devil’s name. “The devil made me do it,” No, you had free will. You did what you did and then you blame it on the devil. The show deals with these angels. They deal with a lot of different angels and demons. They have all these different characters in there and it’s put a grounding face on it.”
Haysbert added that the biggest fanbase of Lucifer are evangelicals from around the world.