Lucifer season 5B is next up, but series writer Chris Rafferty has recently shared an exciting announcement about the penultimate episode of the show’s final season.
Rafferty, who’s currently working on Lucifer’s sixth season, revealed the news on Twitter last week, telling fans that one of its own stars would be taking on a role behind the camera for episode nine, ‘Goodbye, Lucifer’.
Alongside a photo of a script for the episode before Lucifer’s series finale, Rafferty confirmed that Kevin Alejandro – who plays Detective Daniel Espinoza – will act as a director, after a couple of “scheduling changes”.
“Due to the pandemic, Lucifer season 6 has had its share of scheduling changes, and sadly I’ll miss working with season 5 finale director Karen Gaviola,” Rafferty wrote.
“But I am SUPER EXCITED to announce our new director for 609… @kevinmalejandro! Team #SpoilerAlert together again!!!”
‘Goodbye, Lucifer’ will be the third Lucifer episode Alejandro has directed, after ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘Spoiler Alert’.
Due to the pandemic, #Lucifer Season 6 has had its share of scheduling changes, and sadly I’ll miss working w/ S5 finale director Karen Gaviola. But I am SUPER EXCITED to announce our new director for 609… @kevinmalejandro!
— Chris Rafferty (@Chris_Rafferty) February 19, 2021
In other Lucifer news, co-showrunner Joe Henderson recently revealed a scrapped storyline that was considered too “crazy” to air: Lucifer Morningstar running for political office.
“One of our stories was going to be around Lucifer running for a local office in LA,” he said. “This was early on in the Trump of it all, and Warner Bros. 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…
“By the time our episode would have aired, every idea we had paled in comparison to reality.”