Lucifer himself wants his twin brother Michael to get the message on Friday.
That’s the day the first eight episodes of Season 5 of the hit series premieres on Netflix.
According to @Lucifansgroup1, the lead fan group of Lucifer on Twitter, star Tom Ellis wants fans to use the hashtag #MichaelIsADick on Friday.
— LuciFans (@lucifansgroup1) August 17, 2020
It’s a hashtag that is sure to get everyone’s attention.
“I was actually not sure about tweeting #MichaelIsADick beceause I didn’t want people named Michael mad at me,” said the leader of @Lucifansgroup1. “But Tom says to use it, so I’m using it.”
Ellis is being credited for doing an amazing job as both Lucifer and Michael in the upcoming season, but admits it was a challenge.
“I’ve performed Lucifer for 5 years; it’s very simple for me to step out and in of Lucifer’s pores and skin,’ he said. “Playing a new character – it messed with my head a little bit.”
So how do you play a twin brother with enough distinction for an audience to believe it?
“In terms of Lucifer and Michael being different, I had to go old-school in that and figure out physicality and voice and how a character walks,” said Tom, “versus any type of transformative prosthetics.”
Perhaps no one will have more scenes with both characters than D.B. Woodside, who plays the twins brother Amenadiel.
“I had quite a few scenes with him playing both guys,” said Woodside. “First, man is Tom talented. I think people are going to be blown away to see him doing two distinctively different characters, but you can tell belong to the same family. I just think he did a great job. I can’t wait to see it. Some of the stuff, if people can imagine this, we’re watching Tom doing both these roles, but we haven’t seen it. So, we’re going to be watching it to see how they cut it all together. Our first time seeing it will be your first time as well. It’s exciting, I just think he did a smashing job.”
And what about Lucifer’s twin?
“Michael’s a dick, let’s just be honest,” laughed Woodside. “He’s just not a very nice guy. I think with all the stuff that’s gone on between Lucifer and Amenadiel is that these two brothers have gotten a lot closer. Lucifer can be a little extra, but they have found their rhythm. Michael is an exaggerated version of the way Lucifer used to be. Amenadiel is not a fan of his.”
It’s not lost on us that perhaps Woodside was the first to proclaim Michael as a dick.
Kevin Alejandro, who plays Detective Douche on the series, agreed with D.B., and added his admiration for Tom’s concentration playing two parts.
“Just talking with Tom during the beginning process of him doing both, there is always a fear with us as actors that you create a character everyone understands and believes, and then you have to do a whole other one,” said Alejandro. “So, there was a little fear, but I think Tom handled it like a champion, and I think the audience is going to not be able to see through him at all. I think he did a excellent job of balancing the good and evil, because we all have good and evil in us. I think Tom did a really good job of balancing that on camera.”
And the cast was anxious to discuss a certain scene coming up that should air around the holidays.
“There’s an episode that one of our showrunners Joe Henderson wrote that is absolutely fantastic,” said Woodside. “It’s a long family dinner, and that’s probably all I’m allowed to say. But it’s a long family dinner, and as some family dinners can go, it’s tense, it’s awkward, it’s uncomfortable, but it’s brilliant. And you’ll get a chance to see Tom playing both characters in a very long scene that I think will be gut wrenching and absolutely fall down hilarious.”
Aimee Garcia added: “That scene for me is like a play. It’s just characters around a table. It’s not only heart breaking and hilarious, but I think it’s relatable. When you see them at a family dinner, something we can all relate to, especially during the holidays. It’s going to bring these angels and celestial creatures, it’s going to ground them because daddy is coming home.”
Michael, played by Ellis with a creepy American accent, has something nasty planned for Lucifer’s life.
“I’m not gonna break Lucifer’s life. I’m gonna take it,” the Michael declares.
Check out some of the highlights:
WATCH: Netflix Trailer For Lucifer Season 5
God himself, Dennis Haysbert, tweeted this morning: “This Friday: the new season of “Lucifer” premieres on Netflix! Make sure and set a reminder to watch because heaven is coming to earth – when I portray the role of God. Yes, the Almighty Father.”
This Friday: the new season of “Lucifer” premieres on Netflix! Make sure and set a reminder to watch because heaven is coming to earth – when I portray the role of #GOD. Yes, the Almighty Father. #ThisFriday #SeasonPremiere #Lucifer #Netflix #DennisHaysbert
— Dennis Haysbert (@DennisHaysbert) August 17, 2020
The first 8 episodes of Lucifer will be dropped this Friday August 21.
The second 8 episodes will be released in early 2021, with the sixth and final season to follow.
Are you ready for a trip back to Hell?