Lucifer Showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson have revealed why the DC drama series only had its titular character drop the F-bomb once.
In an interview with TVLine to promote the DVD release of Lucifersixth and final season, Modrovich and Henderson were asked if they ever considered improving the language or sexuality in Lucifer after the series moved from the Fox streaming network to the Netflix streaming service. “In Season 4, we played around with saying fk a lot because it was kind of like, ‘How edgy are we, how dark are we?'” Henderson said. “So we have a bunch of deleted scenes of actors dropping F-bombs pretty much everywhere, because we realized we have three seasons of shows that don’t use that word consistently, and we also have a show that people unexpectedly watch with their family. So we wanted to keep that tone and that world as we played with our new toys.”
Henderson went on to say that it was more rewarding to wait for the perfect opportunity to drop an F-bomb, which came during LuciferThe fifth season of. “That’s where the genesis of us finally using it in season 5 came from, when we said, ‘Okay, if we’re going to make this something very special, how do we hear it in the least special way possible?'” — on por So much for Lucifer to be as petty as possible,” the showrunner explained. Modrovich added, “‘He shot me.’ What was also funny is that our actors were like, ‘Hey, we’re on Netflix!’ So even if it wasn’t even in the script half the time, they were just like, ‘I really think I should say ‘Fuck you’ here. Then they’d say it and we’d say, ‘I don’t think we should use it here.'” This led Henderson to proclaim that Netflix needed to “Release The F–k Cut.”
The Devil of the DC Universe
Lucifer premiered in January 2016 and aired its first three seasons on Fox before moving to Netflix for its final three series with the series finale releasing in September 2021. The series is based on the DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman , Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. , who was played by Tom Ellis in all six seasons of the show. The series initially focused on Lucifer Morningstar, the retired ruler of Hell, who ran a nightclub called Lux in Los Angeles while serving as a civilian consultant to the Los Angeles Police Department, working with Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) to solve homicides.
Although Ellis’s performance as Lucifer was praised throughout the series, the actor was not asked to reprise the role for Netflix. The Sandman Serie. Gaiman explained in May 2022 that the reason they chose to recast the DC character for The Sandman was “because [Ellis’] Lucifer, while inspired by the Lucifer in Sandmanis so far in terms of Sandman continuity at the end of LUCIFER, which is easier for everyone to go back to the comics version. And so you don’t know what our Lucifer is going to do. Tom’s is adorable.” Gwendoline Christie was cast in January 2021 as Lucifer Morningstar and made her debut as the character in The Sandmanthe first season of.
The six seasons of Lucifer are currently available to stream on Netflix. The DVD of the sixth and final season will be available on Tuesday, September 13.
Source: TV Line