Tom Ellis Lucifer

It’s certainly not as though Tom Ellis was in bad shape before.  He got shirtless and even pantsless on ‘Lucifer’ when it was on FOX, although thanks to prime time network regulations, his goodies were obscured by handily placed props.  But the co-showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich have vowed that they will be pushing the envelope now that the series has flown over to Netflix.

For starters, in June Henderson said, “Our blood can be a little more real, our horror can be a little more horror-y. It will all stay within the language of the show, but we’re definitely going to embrace the little things like that that I think make a big difference.”

Modrovich added separately, “[Tom Ellis has] got a wonderful, wonderful booty, so why not show it? But we couldn’t,” on FOX.

A few weeks ago, Ellis posted a few teasing pictures on Instagram, showing his preparation for the new season.  First was a shirtless pic showing his progress in the gym:

That was followed by a very teasing image of a sock that male actors wear to hide their… junk when filming intimate scenes.  This is considered more discrete than the typical g-string and doesn’t leave straps that have to be eliminated via CGI.


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Hmmm I wonder what go’s in here? #LuciferOnNetflix #bts 😈

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Now Ellis has shared another, very dynamic image showing even more definition.  Ellis may have bulked up a little, but it seems as though he has concentrated more on cutting, increasing his muscle definition.

It remains to be seen how Ellis’ physique factors into the story, but Inbar Lavi is joining the cast as the temptress Eve.  Could she tempt him out of those designer suits?

The new fourth season will likely premiere on Netflix next year but will be shorter than the average season on FOX, which suits Ellis just fine, although he is wary of making too many changes.

“I’m excited about the fact that we are 10 episodes now as opposed to 22, which means we can get right down to the storytelling, and every episode will count.  From my point of view as an actor, that’s great.

“One of the things that we have to be careful about as well is that the reason the show was so popular was because of the way it was.  We don’t want to mess around too much with that.”

Modrovich said that fans should expect that just because ‘Lucifer’ will not be on network TV with commercials, don’t expect the average episode length to change.

“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!”

Are you looking forward to more episodes of ‘Lucifer’?  Or just seeing more of Lucifer?