Lucifer season 5 spoilers: ‘Holy c**p’ Showrunners spill all on this Netflix change
After being dropped by Fox at the end of season three, Netflix chose to take on Lucifer after a huge fan campaign to save their beloved show.
Since the move, the show has been given the freedom to include more nudity and violence than ever before thanks to not being attached to a network channel.
The new and improved season four was a great success amongst fans and gave them everything they wanted from their devilish programme.
Showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson have spoken to TVLine about the reception amongst fans to the move to Netflix.
Asked for their reaction to the reception, Joe replied: “Meh (laughs).”
Ildy added: “I mean, holy c**p. It’s just been great. I feel like we’re getting spoiled. I don’t know if I could ever handle it when bad reviews came or something, because I feel so spoiled and grateful right now. How about you, Joe?”
“It’s been absolutely amazing. For one, I can’t believe how fast people binged it. Like, it’s been absolutely amazing to have people, when I woke up the morning that we dropped, already be either finished or about to finish.
“And the number of people that by the end of the day had watched the entire thing was amazing. We’ve been sitting on this thing completed for six months, and I’ve never experienced that before.
“I’ve been dying to share it with the world, because we’re so proud of it. And then, you get that moment of, ‘I hope everyone enjoys this as much as we do, or are we just crazy?’”
Despite the improvements, there is one thing that will not be changed about the show.
We tried an F-bomb and it just felt a little weird
Ildy spoke about how they decided who was going to swear on the show: Very sparingly. It’s so funny. Joe pulled me back a couple times, like, ‘Do we really need to say “f**k” right now? Do we really need to do that?’ I’m like, no, OK.”
Joe added: “We tried an F-bomb and it just felt a little weird. It was good that we tried it, because we sort of wanted to see how it felt. It’s like when you get a toy and you start playing with it, and then you start to realise that maybe this toy, as fun as it is to play with, isn’t the right toy to play with on the show.
“Families watch our show, like older families, and while we wanted to both make a show that pushed the boundaries, we also didn’t want it to feel unnecessarily profane.
“We did say “s**t” a couple times. And we used a “bulls**t” when absolutely necessary, or we tried to.”
They really pushed the boundaries with season four and Netflix allowed them to do that.
Meanwhile, after following Lauren’s life on social media, fans believe what season five needs most is her German shepherd Pepper.
They have already started a petition to get season five commissioned, so you would not bet against them starting one to get Pepper signed up.
The fanbase is known for its fanatical following and started a movement to get Lucifer back after it was scrapped by Fox after season three.
Given Chloe’s position as a detective, Pepper’s casting as her official police dog could work perfectly.
Lucifer season four is available on Netflix now.
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