Lucifer
TV Guide Magazine|The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Ultimate Collector’s Issue
As the sinfully good Netflix procedural drops its final season, here’s what you need to know
DAMIAN HOLBROOK

HOLY SMOKES! AS Lucifer Morningstar—the fallen angel exiled from Heaven by his father, God—Tom Ellis has been scorching our screens since the first time we saw him swagger through LUX nightclub and set off sparks with his future paramour, Det. Chloe Decker, when the show premiered in 2016. (Netflix picked up the series after Fox canceled it in 2018.) The living embodiment of the DC Comics character, Ellis’ LAPD consultant proves to be a perfectly aloof antihero, helping solve crimes while getting into lots of cheeky trouble. But he’s not the only one onscreen who has kept us hooked all these years.

CHLOE DECKER (Lauren German)

Literally a gift from God, the former B-movie actress turned LAPD homicide detective was placed on Earth by Lucifer’s father (Dennis Haysbert) as some sort of blessed being. But is Luci’s partner also divinely destined to be his soulmate?

MAZE (Leslie-Ann Brant)

All demons should be so cool! Also known as Mazikeen, this butt-kicking badass was Lucifer’s lieutenant in Hell, handling centuries of torture. On Earth, she uses those skills as a bounty hunter for the LAPD and has even grown a soul!

AMENADIEL (DB Woodside)

The oldest of God’s kids, Lucifer’s big brother is Maze’s ex and the one who blessed Chloe’s childless parents. He’s evolved to be upstanding and understanding, but this winged archangel will ruffle feathers (and throw fists) to protect his loved ones.

DR. LINDA MARTIN (Rachael Harris)

Lucifer’s hilariously helpful therapist refused to give up on him after learning of his true nature in Season 2, eventually conceiving a son with Amenadiel and becoming friends with Maze. She recently sought out the daughter she gave up as a teen.

ELLA (Aimee Garcia )

Even with a religious background, the LAPD’s bighearted forensic scientist suffered a crisis of faith in Season 4 following the death of Lucifer’s “mum,” Charlotte Richards (Tricia Helfer), whom she had grown to love and respect.

Q & A

JOE HENDERSON AND ILDY MODROVICH

SHOWRUNNERS

Originally, the show was supposed to end with Season 5. What did you change for the sixth and final season after being renewed?

Ildy Modrovich: We ended up lopping off [part of] the finale of Season 5B that was like this super-accelerated closure for all our characters.

Joe Henderson: Season 6 lets us dramatize those moments.

How do you create a farewell to a show that is so beloved by so many?

Modrovich: We tried to give the fans not necessarily what they want, but what they need. A lot of people say, “Oh, we want a happy ending,” but that’s not the most satisfying. So we just thought long and hard about what was the best ending for all of our characters, but without being perfect about it.

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