LUCIFER: Co-executive producer and writer Mike Costa on the ramifications of Rory – Exclusive Interview – Part 6

Tom Ellis stars as Lucifer in Fox's LUCIFER | © 2016 Brendan Meadows/FOX

LUCIFER’s sixth and final season – all seasons are now streaming on Netflix – is largely propelled by the time-traveling arrival of the angel Rory (Brianna Hildebrand). Spoiler alert: Rory is the grown child of Chloe (Lauren German) and Lucifer (Tom Ellis). Rory adores her mom and sister Trixie (Scarlett Estevez). However, Rory’s fury at Lucifer for apparently abandoning her and Chloe before Rory’s birth in the present has magically swept Rory from twenty years in the future to present-day Los Angeles for a confrontation. This dovetails with Lucifer’s ultimate decision to return to Hell as a new kind of […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Co-executive producer and writer Mike Costa on Season 6 character motivations – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

LUCIFER Season 5 Key art | ©2021 Netflix

LUCIFER is now running all of its six seasons on Netflix. In Part 2 of our exclusive conversation with LUCIFER co-executive producer/writer Mike Costa centers on the character of LAPD detective Daniel Espinosa, played by Kevin Alejandro. Dan is Costa’s favorite character. Ex-husband of Chloe (Lauren German), father of their young daughter Trixie (Scarlett Estevez) and frenemy of Lucifer (Tom Ellis), Dan has wound up on the wrong side of decisions. When he was murdered, Dan also wound up in Hell. Even with Lucifer’s command that Dan’s soul was not to be tortured, Dan was kept in Hell by his […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Co-executive producer and writer Mike Costa talks about the end of the series – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

LUCIFER - Season 5 Key Art |©2020 Netflix

LUCIFER wrapped its six-season run – the first three on Fox, the last three on Netflix, where all seasons are now available – on September 10, 2021. This multi-part interview with LUCIFER co-executive producer/writer Mike Costa is extremely spoilery, but by now, we’re hoping that readers have had time to catch up with the series climax. ASSIGNMENT X last spoke with Costa in the middle of LUCIFER Season 5. The series, developed for television by Tom Kapinos, based on the DC Comics by Mike Dringenberg and Sam Kieth, based on the character created by Neil Gaiman for Vertigo (got all […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Actor and director Kevin Alejandro on Season 5B and the musical episode – Part 1

LUCIFER Season 5 Key art | ©2021 Netflix

LUCIFER follows its title character through a very complicated chronicle. At the outset, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) has gotten fed up with ruling Hell and has opened a nightclub in Los Angeles. He gets himself a gig as a police consultant, to the initial annoyance of LAPD Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), but eventually, the pair fall in love – and she finds out Lucifer’s true identity. For those who may not be up to date with the history of LUCIFER as a series, it’s based on the DC Comics series by Mike Dringenberg & Sam Kieth, spun off from Neil […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Co-executive producer Mike Costa talks about the growth of Lucifer and Chloe in Season 5 – Exclusive Interview – Part 4

LUCIFER - Season 5 Key Art |©2020 Netflix

In the fourth and final installment of this exclusive interview with Mike Costa, co-executive producer/writer on LUCIFER, which is currently streaming on Netflix, he talks about his love of the character of LAPD detective Dan Espinosa, played by Kevin Alejandro, the growth of the characters of Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Chloe (Lauren German), and more. AX: It seems like once a season, Dan attempts to either kill Lucifer, or get Lucifer killed, and then feels really bad about it later. Why is that? COSTA: Well, you’re talking to the right person, because of all the writers, I have always loved […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Co-executive producer Mike Costa talks Lucifer and Chloe finally getting together in Season 5 – Exclusive Interview – Part 3

Tom Ellis as Lucifer in LUCIFER - Season 5 - "It Never Ends Well For the Chicken" |©2020 Netflix/John P. Fleenor

In Part 3 of this exclusive four-part interview with Mike Costa, co-executive producer/writer on LUCIFER, which is currently streaming on Netflix, he talks about having series regulars play other roles in the black-and-white Season 5 episode, the decision to finally have leads Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Chloe Decker (Lauren German) get together romantically, and more. AX: With “It Never Ends Well for the Chicken,” the black-and-white Season 5 episode set in the ‘40s, did the story come up first, and then the writers thought, “Oh, we should do this in black-and-white,” or were you looking to do something in black-and-white […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Co-executive producer Mike Costa gives the scoop on Season 5 – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

LUCIFER - Season 5 Key Art |©2020 Netflix

LUCIFER concluded the first half of Season 5 with major events. Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and his destined human love Chloe Decker (Lauren German) finally got together romantically. Lucifer’s evil twin, the archangel Michael (also Ellis) maneuvered Chloe’s ex, detective Dan Espinosa (Kevin Alejandro) into finding out that Lucifer really is the Devil. Lucifer and Michael’s angel brother Amenadiel (DB Woodside) found out that the infant son he’s had with human psychotherapist Linda (Rachael Harris) is mortal. Demon bounty hunter Mazikeen (Lesley-Ann Brandt) is still furious with Lucifer for having gone to Hell without telling her, even though he’s back now. […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Kevin Alejandro on Season 4 – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

Kevin Alejandro in LUCIFER - Season 3 - "Chloe Does Lucifer" | ©2017 Fox/Jason Bell

LUCIFER is about what happens when the fallen angel (played by Tom Ellis) comes to Los Angeles and becomes a police consultant. The series ran for three seasons on Fox Network. When Fox canceled it, Netflix picked up LUCIFER for a fourth season, which premiered earlier this year. (All seasons can currently be seen on Netflix.) Now Netflix has announced a sixteen-episode fifth and final season that will stream next year. In LUCIFER, Kevin Alejandro plays LAPD detective Daniel Espinosa. Dan carries around a reputation for being dirty, although he was legally exonerated, as he actually committed some crimes to […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Showrunner Joe Henderson talks Season 4 and teases Season 5 – Part 2 – Exclusive Interview

Tom Ellis in LUCIFER - Season 4 | ©2019 Netflix/ John P. Fleenor

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with LUCIFER executive producer/co-show runner Joe Henderson, he talks more about choices made for Season 4, currently streaming on Netflix, and teases the upcoming final Season 5. ASSIGNMENT X: In Season 4, we at last see Lucifer, played by Tom Ellis, as the Devil in full body, with leathery wings and horns. Was that something you were aiming towards, or was that something that was dictated by story logic, or was that something you hadn’t been able to do before because LUCIFER had been on broadcast and now you can do it because […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Showrunner Joe Henderson on Season 4 and Netflix – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

LUCIFER - Season 4 Key Art | ©2019 Netflix

LUCIFER the series, and Lucifer the character, as played by Tom Ellis, have both been through dramatic journeys over the last year. In Season 4, Lucifer – the Devil, who has left Hell to live as a nightclub owner in Los Angeles – is dealing with the fallout after he revealed his true self to the woman he loves, LAPD Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), at the end of Season 3. As for LUCIFER the show, Fox Networks aired the first three seasons, then canceled it in May 2018. But Netflix, at least partly in response to the reaction of […]Read On »

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