On top of the Devil’s duty as an LAPD consultant, Lucifer almost ran for political office.
During an interview with CBR to discuss his upcoming comic series Shadecraft, Lucifer’s co-showrunner Joe Henderson confirmed that Season 2 almost saw Lucifer running for local office. “Yeah, this was early on in Season 2,” he said. “One of our stories was going to be around Lucifer running for a local office in L.A.”
Henderson shared that the decision to scrap the storyline was ultimately due to its timing. “This was early on in the Trump of it all,” he clarified. “And Warner Brothers said, ‘Hey, you know, the tensions are starting to get a bit much politically, but also, everything that’s happening in politics right now is so crazy. I don’t know if you’ll be able to beat it by the time this airs.’ And we’re like, ‘Oh, come on, how crazy can it get?'”
He added, “By the time our episode would have aired, every idea we had paled in comparison to reality. It was never about trying to stay out of politics with the show, it was more like whatever Lucifer does will feel like nothing in comparison to reality. The absurd just became normal. But, it’s a story that will always exist in our writers’ brains.”
Lucifer debuted its Season 5a finale in August 2020, ending on the major cliffhanger of God arriving on Earth. While there’s been no confirmed release date for Season 5b, the series confirmed Season 6 is the supernatural series’ last season. Since the first part of its fifth season debuted on Netflix, the series’ teased fans with 5b details on its Twitter.
Among the several clues given to fans, the series teased that God will have an extended stay on Earth and more of its characters will be going into therapy. Henderson also revealed to CBR that Lucifer and Amenadiel won’t see eye-to-eye on their dad’s return. Additionally, the co-showrunner hinted that Season 5b will dig deeper into God’s failed relationship with Lucifer.
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.