In his first TV role since Clark Kent, Welling will play Marcus Pierce, described as an accomplished police lieutenant who is everything Lucifer (Tom Ellis) is not: strategic, reserved and well-respected. But perhaps even more annoying are all the things they have in common. Both men are charming, charismatic and handsome as hell. So when Pierce starts developing a connection with Decker (Lauren German), Lucifer’s devilish traits are inflamed.
Welling spent 10 years playing the young man who would one day become Superman, and has stuck mostly to movies since Smallville ended in 2011.
Lucifer returns for Season 3 on Monday, October 2 a 8 p.m. ET on Fox, before handing the baton off to new Marvel series The Gifted, which premieres at 9 p.m.