Lucifer actor Aimee Garcia teased that filming new episodes of the series amidst the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may cause things to look a little different in the news episodes.
“So, I’m sure you guys see on my Instagram stories, we look like astronauts on set,” Garcia said during a live video Q&A on StageIt. “So we have masks and shields and six feet sticks and flow directions where the crew can go and the cast can, and vice versa.”
The actor added that fans “might see some mask marks on people’s faces” in future episodes because of all of the precautions they’ve been taking on the set. “So just, you know, be open-minded,” she continued. “And we might see like, some messed up hair and stuff, because, you know, we had to basically take off our astronaut outfits right before we shot and then just keep shooting take after take.”
The actor, who portrays Ella Lopez on the series, added that the safety precautions may cause some discrepancies between scenes in new episodes, teasing that fans might “see things a little, like Ella’s hair a little crazy or makeup just, you know, open your mind.”
“But honestly, everyone has been doing such a great job,” she continued. “I’m so proud of the crew. Everyone has been so team oriented and so on board, and it’s been lovely and we really wanted to wrap up the show because you guys deserve it.”
In addition to wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) while on set, Garcia confirmed that members of the Lucifer cast and crew are tested multiple times a week and that the actors have individual cubbies to keep their props while filming.
Ahead of the second half of Season 5 debuting on Netflix, Lucifer co-showrunner Joe Henderson also recently teased what fans can expect. Specifically, Henderson hinted that God’s arrival on Earth will change the relationship between God and Lucifer.
“How do we make sure that he can start answering things without just volunteering everything? A lot of that is the arc of Season 5b,” Henderson revealed. “God’s here, but well, is he just more mysterious than ever? Or can I start actually getting the answers that I’ve wanted? That’s a big part of the story we wanted to tell.”
Lucifer stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, Lauren German as Det. Chloe Decker, D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Rachael Harris as Dr. Linda Martin, Kevin Alejandro as Det. Dan Espinoza, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen Smith and Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez. The first half of Season 5 is now streaming on Netflix.