What’s better than watching the devil and his brother go head-to-head? Watching the devil and his brother play in their expansive back yard as kids, that’s what! Lucifer and Amenadiel, played by D. B. Woodside and Lesley-Ann Brandt respectively, are both older siblings to all the other angels in Hell and Heaven, which means they have plenty of years of pent-up sibling rivalry to release on each other—and the audience! Lucifer and Amenadiel: Sibling Rivalry at Its Finest
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In case you missed it, Fox just added a new drama to its slate of comic book-inspired programming called Lucifer. It comes from Tom Kapinos (Californication), loosely based on characters created by Neil Gaiman for The Sandman comic book series. Basically, its about Lucifer (played by Tom Ellis) having decided to give up his throne in Hell for life on Earth after he fell in love with a human woman who is now back in heaven. While he’s no longer interested in running Hell, he still holds a soft spot for humans — especially if they’re having problems or are involved in criminal activity. So while he may not be an angel anymore, hell’s ruler has turned into one badass crime-fighting consultant.
Why does this show matter?
If you haven’t heard of Lucifer , it’s a Fox comedy-drama that follows a Lord of Hell who becomes bored with his work, quits his job, and opens up a nightclub in Los Angeles. Based on Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel The Sandman , it has an excellent cast including Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, Lauren German as Chloe Decker, D. B. Woodside as Amenadiel (the aforementioned eldest brother), Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen (Maze) and others. So how does such an odd premise become entertaining? A combination of biblical mythology, humor, and great acting!
The Feud Between Brothers
Lucifer and Amenadiel have always been antagonistic toward each other. In many ways, these two characters define one another—the fact that they can’t be in each other’s presence without fighting speaks volumes about how much they dislike one another. But why do Lucifer and Amenadiel hate each other so much? One of their problems stems from a fundamental difference in philosophy. As gods, angels don’t have free will; they take orders from God. For example, Lucifer was bound to Hell by God’s command; he couldn’t return to Heaven even if he wanted to because he had been exiled. Furthermore, as an angel with pride (and arrogance), Lucifer resented his brother for working under someone else’s authority.
The Importance of Family
While family drama is common in TV shows, Lucifer takes sibling rivalry to a whole new level. As an angel, Amenadiel genuinely thinks he’s doing what’s best for Lucifer by trying to return him to Hell. Of course, Lucifer rejects that idea completely; he loves being in Los Angeles and has no intention of returning home. It’s important to note that despite their different goals, both brothers are absolutely devoted to each other. Without family ties, it would be hard for either character to remain sympathetic because neither one would have anyone else on his side. With such deep feelings involved—even though they’re often negative—it’s clear why Lucifer isn’t willing to give up on his relationship with his brother just yet.
4 Things That Made Me Say I Wish I Was on This Show
1. D. B. Woodside as Amenadiel : Woodside is known for his role on one of my favorite shows Gossip Girl , so I’m excited to see him in a new role, or really any new show for that matter! While he looks like he’ll be playing a villain on Lucifer, we all know that no one is totally evil… unless you’re being played by Lucifer’s Devil face. 2. It Could Be Dark : This show could be pretty dark since it’s a crime drama based off an angel story line (which could include murder), but I love to watch anything with paranormal activity or anything like Supernatural , which almost has its own genre now! 3.
What Makes This Show Stand Out
When Lucifer premiered on Fox in 2016, I had my doubts. It seemed like a tired rehash of other detective shows that had failed miserably in recent years. But here we are now, four seasons deep into Season 4, and I’m not surprised to find myself still hooked by what has become one of my favorite TV shows. One of Lucifer’s strengths is its incredible cast—led by Tom Ellis (who plays Lucifer Morningstar) as well as Lauren German (Chloe Decker), Kevin Alejandro (Dan Espinoza), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Mazikeen), Nicholas Gonzalez (Carlos Ellisa/Elisa Lopez) Aimee Garcia (Ella Lopez), D. B.
TV show synopsis
D. B. Woodside stars as Lucifer’s older brother, Amenadiel. On Supernatural, D.B. Woodside played Malcolm Graham, a hunter who was trained by John Winchester to one day continue his work in Supernatural. On How to Get Away with Murder, he played Jeffrey Sinclair, a college student whose actions lead Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) down her path of becoming a lawyer. In 2014, he played Black Jaguar on The CW’s The Originals Season 1 Episode 16 All My Children before being killed off in Season 2 Episodes 4 Ne Me Quitte Pas and 5 Tanglewood respectively.
Lucifer’s older brother and owner of a fancy restaurant, he’s a powerful angel who is tired of Lucifer’s shenanigans. He and Lucifer have always had an antagonistic relationship. Amenadiel is intent on getting his rebellious little brother back to Hell. In season one, he arrives in Los Angeles to talk sense into Lucifer by appealing to his pride, but eventually violence ensues when Lucifer decides not to return to Hell.
Amenadiel is Lucifer’s older brother, meaning that he was created first. This makes him not only older than Lucifer, but much stronger as well. With his status as an angel and a high-ranking member of God’s army, Amenadiel is much more powerful than Lucifer. His arrival in LA leads to some serious friction between him and his younger brother; however, it seems like things are beginning to change by episode seven (read my review for more on that!). From my perspective, a lot of people really undervalued him at first. This led to a few people bashing his character for being too boring or useless–but I beg to differ! To me, he was one of the most interesting characters from early on. Why? Because we knew so little about him!
Does Amenadiel become a god?
For four seasons on Fox, Lucifer has been teasing a potential appearance from an angel. The character that has appeared so far is Lucifer’s older brother, Amenadiel (played by D.B. Woodside). He attempted to get Lucifer to go back to Hell in season one, he attempted to kidnap him for a forced visit in season two, and he attempted to kill him in season three. So it seems safe to say that Amenadiel isn’t friendly with his brother, but what exactly is his backstory?
Who plays Lucifer’s brother Amenadiel?
While we’re on demons, one important character to look out for is Lucifer’s brother, Amenadiel. A formidable angel in every sense of the word (you’ll see him sporting a pair of fiery wings), he arrived in Los Angeles last season to make sure his little brother didn’t try to leave Hell for good.
What is DB Woodside doing now?
D.B. Woodside has been working steadily since his time on The O.C.. He played Gabriel Batistuta in 2006’s Disney’s The Wild, had a recurring role as Cameron Parks in Scandal from 2012 to 2013, and even had a recurring role on Castle, which lasted from 2011 to 2013. More recently, Woodside was featured in Taken 3, alongside Liam Neeson and Forest Whitaker.
Is DB Woodside in Swat?
Yes, he is! He’s playing Amenadiel, an angel who comes to Earth to try to convince Lucifer (played by Tom Ellis) to return home. While that’s happening, DB will be joined by Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen (aka Maze), a demon with a sweet spot for hot wings. Maze runs into some trouble in her first appearance on Earth in LUCIFER when she causes a man’s death during an argument over stolen money.