While the campaign to save 'Lucifer' rages on, showrunner Henderson teases 'female friendships' in bonus episodes
Lucifer's second bonus episode (Monday night) will transport fans to an alternate dimension and time, where our very own devil has never met Chloe.
The fate of the Fox cop procedural Lucifer has been through the wringer in the recent past. First of all, the dramedy starring Tom Ellis in the titular role was canceled after a three-seasons-long stint, right before the network announced their fall line-up.
Following which, loyal fans of the comic book-based show, dutifully took to Twitter to kickstart a social media campaign under the #SaveLucifer tag. In the light of the ongoing discussion over the future of Lucifer Morningstar on TV, it was just a matter of time before the producers took a different approach to the situation.
And as it turns out, fans' efforts worked. Not only has the campaign reignited talks of saving the series - even if that means shopping it elsewhere, to another network - but also Lucifer returns today with two "bonus episodes" - titled "Boo Normal" and "Once Upon a Time".
While the first of the two episodes will deal with regular, day-to-day cop business, meaning Lucifer and team busying themselves with investigation and crime-solving. The second episode, however, will transport fans to an alternate dimension and time, where our very own devil has never met Chloe Decker and is tasked with the perils of making decisions.
Meanwhile, as we speak, the social media debate over the performance of tonight's special episodes have been picking up the pace. From gushing about Lesley-Ann Brandt's feisty performance as Mazikeen(Maze) to the show's executive producer teasing us with a hint about "female friendships", the exchange seems never-ending.
Speaking of that Maze twist, however, comic book fans might be in for a treat as well. According to Henderson, the second episode has got a lot to do with the demoness and her original depiction in the comics, which is a half-mask covering her disfigured face.
"One of the things we want to explore is how we brought in Maze's half mask from the comics," Henderson told ComicBook. "And we really tried to explore that in a very different way so that if we're lucky enough to come back, if you see that mask again, you're gonna understand a meaning behind it, and to a certain extent a danger to it."
For more discussions, debates, and updates, follow the #SaveLucifer/#PickUpLucifer on Twitter.