Aimee Garcia, of Dexter fame, has been tapped by Fox to join the cast of Lucifer as a Season 2 series regular.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Garcia will play Ella Lopez, the police department’s new forensic scientist.” Evidently she’s a woman of faith and science, and that combination intrigues Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis).
A bit of a walking contradiction, Ella is described as brainy but spiritual, warm but tough. She grew up in a pretty rough neighborhood in Detroit, but also in a strong Catholic family, under the watchful and protective eye of her five brothers… which might explain some of her opposing personality traits. It also explains why she’s always felt comfortable in the tough, male-dominated world of law enforcement.
Garcia joins another Lucifer newcomer, Tricia Helfer, who will portray the devil’s mother.
In addition to Dexter, Garcia has starred in Vegas and RoboCop.
Season 2 of Lucifer premieres Monday, Sept. 19, at 9pm EST on Fox.SuperFable