Viewers were first introduced to “Lucifer” on January 25th, 2016. Based on the character from “The Sandman” comics by Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith, and Mike Dringenberg, the series follows Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), who decides that he no longer wants to rule Hell and would rather live in Los Angeles with his bodyguard Mazikeen (Lesley-Ann Brandt) and run his nightclub, Lux.
Lucifer soon becomes a consultant for the LAPD after he meets and takes on cases with Chloe Decker (Lauren German), with whom he quickly falls in love. In addition to solving weekly crimes, the show also deals with Lucifer Morningstar’s backstory, his issues with God (Dennis Haysbert), himself, and his strong feelings for Chloe.
The series first aired on Fox, where it ran for three seasons. To the shock of many, Fox canceled “Lucifer,” and the show ended on a cliffhanger, where Chloe finally learns that Lucifer is actually the devil. Fans were not disappointed for long, however, because Netflix picked up the show and continued to tell Lucifer and Chloe’s story for three more seasons. Though it is disappointing that Fox felt that “Lucifer” could no longer be part of their lineup, the move to the streaming platform was perfect for the series’ future.
Netflix offers much more freedom
The fourth season of “Lucifer” dropped on Netflix on May 8, 2019, less than a year after it was canceled on Fox. It picked up exactly where the previous season left off and allowed fans to see Chloe Decker process what she had learned about Lucifer’s true identity. The move to Netflix did much more than continue to treat viewers to Lucifer’s developing relationship with Chloe; it also gave the devilish series much more freedom over its content. In the first episode back, for example, Lucifer’s bare bottom is right on the screen for everyone to see.
Fans were just as excited to know that the characters could now use some choice swear words. The very first “f-bomb” was dropped in the back half of season five, and though it’s used sparingly, a Reddit thread shows that it was enough for “Lucifer” enthusiasts. u/drhuddie11 wrote that the line, “BECAUSE YOU F-ING SHOT ME DANIEL,” had them crying with laughter. Another fan shared their thoughts on swearing in the series by wondering how far the show could push the envelope had Netflix been the distributor from the beginning. u/Duckman896 said that avoiding curse words because of restrictions made some of the dialogue seem fake. As a result, they found that Chloe saying, “S—, Dan (Kevin Alejandro) was supposed to pick up Trixie (Scarlett Estevez),” was a perfect line because the reaction helped make the series much more realistic.