(Warning: This submit comprises spoilers via the Season 5A finale of “Lucifer.”)
“Supernatural” alum Richard Speight Jr. directed two episodes of the fifth and last season of “Lucifer.” Properly, he directed two episodes of what was initially deliberate because the fifth and last season of “Lucifer,” till Netflix determined to resume the Tom Ellis-led drama for added sixth and really last season.
That shock Season 6 pickup didn’t come till after Speight had wrapped manufacturing on each of his Season 5 episodes — “BlueBallz,” which dropped with Season 5A final month, and “A Little Harmless Stalking,” which can launch with Season 5B at a later date — that means he, and everybody else, believed these installments had been going to be main as much as the present’s grand finale.
However Speight tells TheWrap he’s assured that the lucky flip of occasions that modified his last season episodes into simply Season 5 episodes, particularly the one which comes within the again half of the season, received’t do “any damage to the storyline” that was initially meant to convey “Lucifer” to an finish.
“I’ll tell you this. If I’ve learned anything from ‘Supernatural,’ it’s that finales don’t mean a whole hell of a lot,” Speight mentioned. “They’re always flowing. I say that because every time I was a part of ‘Supernatural’ and I’d see how they’d wrap up a season, I’d think to myself, well, they’ve just screwed themselves. There’s no way out of this. There’s no more story to be gleaned because they just ended it all. And the first episode of the new season, they find a way to lift the plane off the tarmac one more time, and I have no doubt that the ‘Lucifer’ writers will do the same.”
Speight’s “A Little Harmless Stalking” is Episode 13 of Season 5, which is “more towards the end of the season arc, which was going to be the end of the show’s arc originally,” he mentioned. Moderately than diving deeper into Lucifer (Ellis) and God’s (Dennis Haysbert)’s father/son points — that are set as much as be a giant a part of the again half of Season 5 — Speight says this hour focuses on fan-favorite character Dr. Linda Martin (performed by Rachael Harris).
“My second episode teaches a lot on Rachael Harris’ character, Dr. Linda. She plays very heavy in my episode, which, by the way, was a real treat, because she’s a powerhouse actress and funny as all get out, so that was a delight. So much of my episode really centers around her. There of course is always the powerhouse wizardry of Tom Ellis and his storyline, but my episode specifically wasn’t hammering home that through-line.”
“Without saying anything that I shouldn’t say, Dr. Linda gets in over her head in a situation that is very unlike her to get involved in — but she does so for reasons that will make sense as the show progresses,” Speight added. “So it’s not always the funny Dr. Linda. You know, we see funny Dr. Linda, but this is also — there’s a lot of heart to her character and we see a lot of that heart in this episode.”
Speight says it’s a “powerful episode on several levels” and that the swap from a last season chapter to a fifth season chapter doesn’t tarnish it.
“All the power and impact of this storyline that they had going through this season is going to make fans more eager to see more, because you don’t want to see what you love go away. So knowing that it’s going to return, I think they’re going to be even more committed to the journey that ‘Lucifer’ takes us on in Season 5.”
In case you had been questioning, Speight will get his shot to be concerned within the precise last season of “Lucifer,” as he says it’s “looking like” he will likely be directing an episode of Season 6. No manufacturing begin has been given for these batch of episodes but.
Discover out what Ellis advised TheWrap about Season 5B — and Season 6 — right here.
“Lucifer” Season 5A is streaming now on Netflix.
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