Lucifer producer Joe Henderson talks how Ella’s journey in Season 5b is a crisis of self instead of solely having a crisis of faith.
Lucifer’s Ella Lopez (Aimee Garcia) spent most of Season 4 struggling to find her faith. After her last romance almost cost Ella her life, she will be having a crisis of self in Season 5b.
During an exclusive interview with Lucifer’s co-showrunner to discuss his upcoming Image Comics series Shadecraft, Joe Henderson revealed that “Ella finished her crisis of faith from last season, but now she’s in a crisis of self, [but] now, she’s sort of doubting herself.”
“But to me, and our writers, those things — self and faith — are more intertwined than anyone can really know. And that’s one of the things that we’ll explore in 5b, as we bring her two big conflicts to their boiling points,” the co-showrunner said.
When asked if Ella would have a chance to confront God in the upcoming second half of Season 5, Henderson coyly said, “Ella Lopez and God, that feels like a scene that should happen… But far be it from to reveal anything that might come up in the future. But boy, I would love to see the two of them have a conversation.”
While he didn’t confirm or deny whether Ella will have a chance to discuss her issues of faith and self with God, he agreed that the show sets out to explore if Ella feels ” loved by God or forsaken by God.”
The first half of Lucifer’s Season 5 is now on Netflix. At the time of this writing, there’s no set release date for the second half of Season 5. In October 2020, Lucifer’s co-showrunner Joe Henderson confirmed the completion of the show’s fifth season. Production is currently underway for the show’s sixth and final season. The second half of Season 5 is expected to debut in 2021.
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.
Shadecraft #1 hits comic book stands on March 31. #1 will also be available to buy on a variety of digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology and Google Play.