Fans of DC comics’ Lucifer, rejoice, as co-showrunner Joe Henderson has revealed a brand new character is on their way for the sixth and final season of the hit series.
Premiering on Fox back on January 25th 2016, the comic-book fantasy series is based on the DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg. It all follows the titular ‘Lucifer’, the original fallen angel, who is dissatisfied with his life in hell, so abandons his post and heads for LA to indulge in the finer things of life. However, his strange existence changes when a murder takes place outside a nightclub he owns, and for the first time in billions of years, the character begins to experience compassion.
Speaking to TV Line, Joe Henderson was asked whether a new character would be added for the final series of the show, to which he replied, “Oh, that’s a good one….” he said. “There is a new character in 6 that was not going to be a part of season five. A whole new character”.
The co-showrunner also addressed concerns about season six being rushed together following confirmation of the series’ late renewal, stating “I don’t want people to think that Season 6 is almost like an elongated Act VI, because it’s not…It’s its own season. It’s got its own engine”. Continuing, Henderson commented, “as we started to dig into Season 6, we found a new story we wouldn’t have told before”.
Announcing the sixth season of Lucifer would be “wildly different” to season 5B, Joe Henderson seems incredibly excited to show off the final series of the show, explaining “Season 5B is big and epic; season six is sweet and personal. I don’t even know how to compare them…they’re so wildly different, and yet so very much of a whole. They’re very much part of a story going on”.
Lucifer season six is eyeing up a late 2021/early 2022 release date.