Graham McTavish, who plays the Saint of Killers in Preacher, is set for a very different role as the kindly Father Kinley in Lucifer season 4.

In a considerable departure from his role as the Saint of Killers in Preacher, Graham McTavish has been cast in a recurring role as kindly priest Father Kinley in Lucifer season 4. The supernatural police procedural is, like Preacher, based on a comic book of the same name from DC’s Vertigo imprint. Lucifer was canceled by FOX earlier this summer, but quickly picked up for a fourth season by Netflix.

McTavish is currently appearing in the third season of Preacher, as the Saint is given the unenviable task of trying to drag Eugene “Arseface” Root, Adolf Hitler, and Tulip O’Hare to Hell. McTavish is also known for playing Dwalin, one of the dwarves, in the Hobbit movies, and for his role as Dougal MacKenzie in Outlander. He’s an actor with a very broad range, and an excellent new addition to Lucifer’s cast.

According to TVLine McTavish’s character, Father Kinley, is a “kind, deeply empathetic and revered priest,” who is “profoundly committed to guarding his flock. That includes doing whatever it takes to keep mankind safe from evil — which doesn’t bode well for a certain devil living in Los Angeles.” So, as kindly and empathetic as he may be, Kinley may end up playing something of an antagonist in Lucifer season 4. This is a recurring role for McTavish, though it’s as-yet unknown how many episodes of Lucifer’s 10-episode fourth season he’ll appear in.

Lucifer stars the ever-charming Tom Ellis as the eponymous King of Hell, who decides to abandon his responsibilities, move to Los Angeles, and open a nightclub. There he teams up with homicide detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), and uses his supernatural talents to help her solve crime, while continuing to dodge efforts to compel him back to his throne in Hell.

Season 4 of Lucifer recently began filming, and The Leftovers’ Inbar Lavi also recently joined the show’s cast as Eve (yes, that Eve), who is still around and still married to Adam. However, after all this time their marriage has grown somewhat stale and Eve has developed a longing to go back to more wicked times, including rekindling her passions for her “first love” – our man Lucifer. It certainly looks like things are going to get interesting, so we’ll keep you updated on any further casting news and story details.


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