Last week, Netflix's Lucifer showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich offered fans some insight into how a second "final season" came about (and how for a day or two, it wasn't), as well as how the sixth season would impact the upcoming season. Now, cast members D.B. Woodside (Amenadiel) and Aimee Garcia (Ella Lopez) are discussing the series' real final run with ET's Katie Krause– starting with how relieved they are that the season 6 secret is out. "We suffered. I just want everyone to realize how much Aimee and I have been suffering for months. It's been absolutely terrible." joked Woodside (who will direct an episode during the season).
"D.B. is probably one of the most veteran players in the cast. He's been on a bajillion shows and has been gracing our screens for decades, and but still somehow D.B. retains this childlike excitement for the story," explained Garcia. "We're still so excited and giddy about what we do, and how it's going to affect people… it's so hard for us to keep a secret. We were internally combusting, so we're glad that we can now share with the world."
With the planning behind the fifth season done with the understanding that the series was ending after the two, 8-episode half-seasons, Woodside admitted that a bit of retooling needed to happen: "It was a little strange because we were all kind of wrapping it up. I think the writers did some reshuffling. I just had my first writers meeting a few days ago, and they are raring to go." Woodside believes an additional season will allow for more characters and storylines to have their moment in the spotlight. "Without giving too much away… they already know how it's going to end," Woodside explained. "The ending that they had planned, now they're just going to stretch it out a little bit, and allow all of our characters some space and room and to breathe and maybe even tell some more stories about each of the characters. Our fans are going to get a chance to see us in different ways before we get to the end. So, I think the sixth season is really for the fans."
One thing Garcia wants to reassure Lucifer fans of is that the original series finale would've done right by the series: "It's still going to end that way, but now even better," she says. "Like D.B. says, it's not just going to be, like, a montage ending of how each character ends up. Now it'll be an episode for each character to see how they end up. So, basically it's the same story, which is great, because we were given the opportunity to tell a great story and now it's just gonna be a great deeper story." Woodside was also impressed with how it would've all ended, adding, "It's beautiful. It's absolutely beautiful."
The last message the duo had about the final season was for the "Lucifans" out there, who they credit with making a sixth season of Lucifer a reality. "We're all professionals. As much as we love Netflix and as much as we love Warner Bros., I think we all know that when you set out and you say, 'This is going to be the final season on something,' and then towards the end you reverse course- it's not just because they love us so much," said Woodside. "Obviously the show is doing really well, and it's doing even a lot better than Netflix and Warner Bros. anticipated… I'm just glad that there are people who are running those companies who were willing to put the breaks on it and go, 'Hey, what are we doing? We have something great here. Let's continue this greatness.'"