The Deleted Scenes From Lucifer's Final Season Blu-ray Are All From One Episode
Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich, the show's producers, discuss the deleted scenes that are available on the sixth and final season of Lucifer's Blu-ray release.
In a TVLine interview, Modrovich and Henderson were questioned about what viewers of Lucifer might anticipate from the imminent physical distribution of the sixth season's deleted scenes. In response, Modrovich said, "They're pretty much all from one episode, and I can't remember why we eliminated them," before joking that Henderson "hated" the sequences and wanted them removed.
The scenes are sort of just connective tissue scenes, and it was one of those instances where we realized that we wanted to move forward a little more quickly, Henderson continued. "No, it's funny because I went back and rewatched them really quickly, and I think that the scenes are just that," Henderson said.
Based on the same-named DC character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg, Lucifer finished its six-season run in 2021. After the titular Devil (Tom Ellis) left Hell out of boredom, the sitcom chronicled his escapades in Los Angeles. After its initial Fox debut in 2016, Lucifer was canceled after three seasons. Netflix then decided to buy up the remaining three seasons of the show.
Ellis played Lucifer Morningstar in Gaiman's The Sandman series, and while it was much praised, the actor was not requested to return. The Sandman's Lucifer was instead played by Game of Thrones veteran Gwendoline Christie, which even Lucifer's showrunners acknowledged was for the better. Henderson remarked, "[Christie's] Lucifer is nasty, horrible, and fantastic. Tom Ellis playing that rendition would crush our hearts since ours is a really nice and gentle one.
The portions from Episode 8 that were omitted, according to Henderson, "were just substantial enough to truly constitute their own deleted scenes," he claimed. However, Henderson said, "so often when you're sort of going through the connective tissue of episodes, you're trimming the tops and bottoms of them when you realize you don't necessarily need as much to set up where you're going. These just happen to be longer scenes that were deleted." Henderson also said the three deleted scenes were "good scenes," but were cut "to keep things moving forward."