Lucifer season 5 has a release date for its long awaited first part. While we wait for August to come at the agonizing pace of time having lost all meaning, we do have some photos from the noir episode.
Five episodes showing Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Aimee Garcia, and Lesley-Ann Brandt is glorious fashion were released by EW. Can we just say? Too hot, hot damn. Because they’re all utterly working it.
Originally, the noir episode wasn’t planned for the writer’s room. Instead, it was added when Netflix extended the episode order from 10 to 16. Co-showrunner Joe Henderson said of the episode to EW.
“When we went from 10 to 16, [at] first we were like, ‘How do we do this?’ But literally within three days we were like, ‘How could we ever had told the story without these stories?’ This was a big one because it ended up giving us such an opportunity to explore Lucifer in an early version of himself. Also, the big fun of the Princess Bride device is, as he’s telling the story, he’s basically putting the characters we know and love into it. He’s replacing a hard boiled detective with Chloe Decker [German], another character with Dan Espinoza [Kevin Alejandro]. The fun of it is, who Lucifer chooses to be who and what that says about how he sees them. [It’s] also super fun getting to see actors play wildly different roles than we’re accustomed to seeing them.”
As for why the 40s? Ildy Modrovich had this to say.
“Tom Ellis is made for this style. He kind of is Cary Grant. I think there’s always been something about his portrayal of Lucifer [that’s] old school, that harkens back to the extravagance and elegance of old Hollywood and just noir. There was a moment in our arc where Lucifer needed to give us a little backstory on a character and tell us what happened to [him] a long time ago and we thought, ‘Perfect moment for a Princess Bride moment. So, let’s open it up and have Lucifer tell this story to someone. And if we’re really doing an homage to Princess Bride, that person should be Trixie [Scarlett Estevez].'”
The episode, called “It Never Ends Well for the Chicken”, also promises to dive more into Maze’s backstory. So it’s super exciting for all Lucifans.
Lucifer returns on Aug. 21 with the first eight episodes of season 5.