Fox recently closed the gates on ‘Lucifer‘ and cancelled the series after one hell of a Season 3 cliffhanger, but fans are now lucky enough to have a Season 4 thanks to Netflix. The streaming service has opened their pearly gates to this fallen television series and now the series’ showrunners are sharing the episode count, and more!
The details are coming from co-showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich who have taken the time to give an update for fans. To start with, Henderson has confirmed that there is a 10-episode order for the upcoming season.
The fun part for fans is this does not include the two “bonus” episodes which were already aired that had been meant to be included in the fourth season. So yes, there are ten entirely new episodes which will be broadcast.
As to how the pair found out that Netflix had saved the series? Henderson shared:
“We found out 10 minutes before the announcement came out [on Friday afternoon]. We were just barely ahead of the curve because that’s how quickly everything happened.”
“My agent called me, and then we got a lovely call from [Warner Bros. TV president] Peter Roth, which was pretty darn funny. I guess he called Tom [Ellis] first and said something like, ‘Sharpen your horns!'”
They’d better get sharpening as well since Modrovich confirmed that production starts in “August-ish” and that “We’re hitting the ground running. Everyone is primed and ready.”
They don’t know if the cast will be attending San Diego Comic-Con this year with how late of a pick up the series was so we might have to wait a bit for further details.
As to the length of the episodes, Modrovich shares that “We’ll probably stick roughly to our 43 minutes. That’s part of what we’re going to talk to Netflix about. I think we might have a bit of room for flexibility, hopefully, so if there’s a scene we love, and we don’t want to cut it, we’re hoping that now we won’t have to. But we’re not suddenly going to have hour-and-a-half episodes!”
The fourth season won’t be exactly what they had in mind as “We were going to have two parts to it anyway, so we’ll just tell a really strong, gnarly first part.” Henderson follows up that this “lets us concentrate the story and focus on it, and that’s what’s really exciting about this. We have a really strong first half that is now going to make for an amazing story.”
That is the kind of story fans have come to expect from the series. What they don’t have to expect is that this will be the final season because Modrovich states that “There is always the potential for more.”
It sounds like fans of ‘Lucifer’ are going to be in for a real treat.
Are you excited for the return of ‘Lucifer’? Do you feel that the streaming service will get enough viewers on the series to make this last minute save worth it? Share your thoughts below!
Source: TV Line