Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich believe that this unexpected news has helped improve the story about the demon played by Tom Ellis substantially.
The followers of Lucifer got up about a month ago with the stupendous news that the series about the devil starring Tom Ellis renewed for a sixth season that, also, was going to close leaving everything tied up despite the not a few ups and downs that have suffered throughout their different lives, from their first three seasons on Fox to the last on Netflix. Now, the showrunners of the series, Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich have talked about how renewing for a sixth season has affected the fifth.
In an interview on Entertainment Weekly, Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich have said that the renovation took them by surprise, a bit like everyone, but that in the end, it was for the better. "The reaction was very similar to when we decided to go from 10 episodes to 16," says Henderson. “like,‘ No if it's already perfect. If we do this, it will ruin everything! ' But then, days later it was suddenly like 'Wait, how could we not have done this?' "
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For his part, Modrovich has explained questions about the ending that they had in mind for Lucifer: "We realized that the final episode that we had was actually a lot of excellent stories, that we had compressed to be able to offer an ending satisfying for all of our characters. So at the start of the sixth season, we literally said to ourselves, 'Let's take what happens in each of the scenes from the end of the previous season and dig into them, explore how the characters end up where they've ended up. And that was how that ending ended up being the seed of season 6. "
We realized that the final episode we had was actually a lot of great stories, which we had compressed to deliver a satisfying ending for all of our characters. So at the beginning of the sixth season, we literally said to ourselves: 'Let's take what happens in each of the scenes from the end of the previous season and dig into them.
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Lucifer's scriptwriter tandem has also explained that the story of the series is the story they always wanted to tell and that they have now had the opportunity to do so on a "much bigger" canvas. "When they said to us 'Can you do one more?', We answered yes, but also that it was going to be our last story," said Henderson. "Apart from what the lines of thought were for the end," Modrovich replies, We just had this great story in mind that needed to be told and that's what really stopped us from following. "
Modrovich has also said that they asked Netflix executives not to make them change anything about the fifth season of Lucifer, now that it was already known that he was going to renew for a sixth and final installment: "Once again, everyone agreed very much with the idea of not touching anything ”.
Lucifer season 5 premieres on Netflix on August 21, while you can enjoy the full four seasons available on the streaming platform.