The trailer for Season 5 Episode 1 of Lucifer on Netflix left viewers curious about the introduction of Michael Demiurgos, Lucifer’s identical twin (both played by Tom Ellis).
Fans of Neil Gaiman’s DC Comics adaptation were even more baffled by the TV show because the Michael Demiurgos they knew was not at all like the one they saw on screen.
Michael on the show is a completely fictional character, despite sharing some similarities with the biblical Archangel and Neil Gaiman’s version.
There are a lot of mysteries surrounding this person, of course. Check out the information we have gathered thus far about him.
1. Did Lucifer Have a Twin Named Michael?
Yes, there is an Archangel Michael, who is a well-known figure in both the Old and New Testaments, if we’re talking about whether or not there was a biblical Michael.
In the Bible and Neil Gaiman’s DC comics adaptation, Michael is identified as Lucifer’s brother, further supporting the notion that he is Lucifer’s sibling.
Michael and Lucifer are considered siblings in Gaiman’s rendition of The Sandman, just like the Biblical figure, but they are most definitely not identical twins.
While Satan, also known as Lucifer Morningstar, has traditionally been portrayed as a wicked angel who descended from heaven to rule over hell, current portrayals of this character have turned him into a desirable bad boy that everyone appears to adore.
If you’re a literature nerd like me, you’ll be able to link John Milton’s Paradise Lost to Lucifer Morningstar since it depicts Satan as a sorrowful, mistreated person. Here are a few of Milton’s most well-known quotes:
2. Is Lucifer’s Michael Canon?
There are some significant variations between the programme and the DC character Neil Gaiman developed, even if Lucifer is largely based on him.
Because of what Gaiman has to say about the Netflix version of Lucifer, we can’t actually consider it canon.
Michael from Lucifer is not canon, hence the answer is no. Gwendoline Christie will play Lucifer in the official Netflix adaptation of The Sandman, which is being done as well.
If you ask me, this one does indeed sound like a dream. In this rendition, which might be canon, it appears that we might also witness a totally new Michael Demiurgos.
3. Neil Gaiman’s Michael Demiurgos vs Lucifer’s Michael Demiurgos
Since Gaiman has already stated that the Netflix series Lucifer does not accurately represent the DC comics, there is a lot to discuss regarding both Michaels.
In contrast to his brother Lucifer, Gaiman’s Michael is a good-natured person who commanded God’s army in battle against Lucifer’s uprising in heaven.
Since Lucifer Morningstar is locked down in hell governing, his evil twin brother, Michael, comes to Earth to take Lucifer’s place and live his life.
Furthermore, Gaiman’s Michael doesn’t resemble Lucifer at all!
DC Michael is also the only person of his species who is capable of having children (something that apparently only Amenadiel can do on Lucifer).
There is no doubt that the two Michaels are not of the same stock.
Personally, I’d like Michael as he appears in the DC comics, but I’d adore it if he resembled Tom Ellis. Who did you pick?
4. Michael in the Bible
Archangel Michael is a well-known mythological character who appears in Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. In a manner akin to Gaiman’s adaptation, Lucifer Morningstar is slain by God’s army under the command of the archangel Michael.
Biblical Michael is a well-known healer who, according to certain texts, took Lucifer’s place after the latter was sent to the pit.
But because the Bible was written so long ago and so many revisions have been made to the “official” scriptures, we can never be sure of the truth.
Having said that, the evidence is overwhelming that Gaiman’s adaption was much more faithful to the biblical Michael, whereas the show chose to go an altogether different course! According to Gaiman’s interpretation of the biblical Michael, the archangel serves as a trumpeter for God’s army.
Michael was created by Lucifer as the complete opposite of the canonical character, giving him a unique character interpretation. Michael, the twin, is arguably eviler than Lucifer, which is saying a lot.
5. Lucifer Season 5 Part 2
You’ve already seen the first half of the fifth season of Lucifer, which left us hanging in the midseason finale. God makes his first appearance on the show to stop a fight between his two sons.
We don’t know the precise date yet, but the second installment is expected to be out sometime in the middle of 2021.
Due to the pandemic last year, production was halted, delaying the start of the season further than anyone involved with the show or its viewers could have anticipated.
The good news is that production has resumed in the second half, and season six is already in the works.
It seems like we still have a lot to look forward to.
The second season will feature the return of Inbar Lavi (Eve), Dennis Haysbert (Michael), Kevin Alejandro (Daniel Espinoza), D.B. Woodside (Amenadiel), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Mazikeen), Rachael Harris (Dr. Linda Martin), Aimee Garcia (Ella Lopez), and Scarlett Estevez (Trixie), among others, including Tom Ellis (Lucifer and Michael) (God).
However, let’s keep our fingers crossed that Netflix will announce the second season soon even though they haven’t produced a trailer for it just yet.
6. About Lucifer
Created by Tom Kapinos, Lucifer is an American urban fantasy drama series.
The character was developed by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg for DC Comics’ The Sandman. The show is co-produced by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.
When Fox decided to end production on the series after three seasons, Netflix stepped in to save the Lucifer reboot, which had its original launch in 2016.
Season 6 of Lucifer will reportedly premiere in the first half of 2022, marking the conclusion of the series.
Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) is the Devil in this series. He leaves Hell and settles in Los Angeles, where he opens a nightclub called LUX and works as a consultant for the LAPD. Constantly striving to improve his Devil/Angel persona, he works on his character development.
The latest season sees God retire, many shattered hearts and relationships being repaired, ambitious Angels, and the Devil taking it upon himself to make up with God for all the wrongs God has done.