We’re slightly obsessed with Lucifer. Its witty banter, fun fight scenes, devilish eye candy, and dysfunctional family drama makes it almost too easy to watch a season in one sitting. And since Season 5 of Lucifer premieres today on Netflix we plan to spend the rest of the day binge-watching. And sharing these sinfully fun facts about TV’s Lucifer with you.
It’s been 15 months since Lucifer returned to Hell, and since then, we’ve been patiently waiting for the show’s return. We’ve bought all of Ella’s shirts. We’ve read everything we could possibly find about the show on the Internet. And, we’ve definitely googled “Lucifer shirtless” enough times to end up on some sort of watch list.
We’re full of trivia about everyone’s favorite devil living in sunny Los Angeles. So, let’s gear up for a new season of Hell on earth with some fun facts about the show. (Possible spoilers below.)
13 Tantalizing Lucifer Facts
Tom Ellis ditched the body double.
After losing a bet with his trainer, Ellis worked himself into good enough shape to do his own nude scenes. It also means that’s 100% Tom Ellis you’re seeing on screen. So, Lucifer, did it hurt when you literally fell from heaven?
Lesley-Ann Brandt will channel Beyonce and Rihanna.
For the musical episode, Lesley-Ann Brandt says she channeled the icons to perform a sexy dance which should be an interesting turn for Mazikeen. Is she torturing people while dancing? We’re both confused and intrigued. Just the way we like it!
Lauren German is the prankster on set.
The Lucifer cast is a tight-knit bunch. And, you’d think it’d be Ellis pulling the pranks, since he does play the devil. But, it’s actually German (who plays goody-two-shoes Chloe) that’s the prankster of the group. On Ellis’s birthday, for instance, she filled his dressing room with a dozen life-size cardboard cutouts of a guest star that drove him batty. She’s also available to help homeowners looking to protect themselves against the Wet Bandits.
That Persephone fan theory may not be far off.
Fans have long speculated that Lucifer is Hades and Chloe is Persephone. Want to jump on board this conspiracy? In Greek mythology, “Chloe” is one of the many alternate names of the goddess Demeter, mother of Persephone. We’ve heard of mother-daughter bonding, but that’s going a little too far.
Tom Welling flubbed his first scene on the show.
Welling says he stumbled through his first scene and his castmates ribbed him for being “rusty.” It’s kind of like the time in middle school when you called your teacher “dad,” and your classmates laughed at you for the rest of the day. Okay, so it was your boss, and it was last week. Whatever.
We’ve seen Lucifer before.
No, we’re not talking about Season 4. In a crossover episode, Tom Ellis appeared as Lucifer Morningstar in season 6 of The Flash. The episode features Infinite Earths, and Lucifer lives on Earth-666, the number of the Beast.
The cast is in a biker gang!
Okay, so maybe the exact wording they used was “bike club,” and they only ride bicycles around the Warner Bros studio lot. But that’s just semantics! D.B. Woodside says he opted out of the club, so we’re currently planning to recruit him for a rival bike club. Step one: We’ll put cards in our wheel spokes and impress him with the mildly annoying noise it makes.
Lucifer was supposed to have an American accent.
Lucifer’s British accent was a creative choice by Tom Ellis. The role was written with an American accent, but after a few lines Ellis realized that was the wrong character choice. Maybe because saying evil things in a British accent sounds mischievous, whereas saying evil things in an American accent just sounds like the comment section on Twitter.
There’s a reason Eve is surrounded by green and red.
Whether she’s drinking appletinis, emerging from green lights, or rocking emerald lingerie, Eve played by Inbar Lavi, is constantly surrounded by the color green. It’s a nod to the Bible story of Eve eating the forbidden fruit. Which for us is cherries. We’re deathly allergic!
Tom Ellis actually sings on the show.
Not only are his abs real, but his pipes are too! After wowing producers with his karaoke singing voice, Ellis began doing his own musical numbers on the show. It’s only a matter of time before someone discovers us singing “I Want It That Way” on the balcony every night. That someone might be our neighbor, but it’s someone!
Tom’s talents aren’t all real.
Okay, so he’s a sexy, chiseled demon with a great singing voice. But it turns out Tom Ellis isn’t really playing the piano. Maybe he’s not so perf— oh, wait, this just in, he’s actually an accomplished French horn player who performed with the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra. Seriously, is there anything he can’t do?
The role of God was a tough casting decision.
SPOILER ALERT: The man upstairs will make an appearance in Season 5, and no, we don’t mean Bob who leaves his damp gym shoes in the hallway. The showrunners had a “big crazy list” of possible actors to play God, but their top choice was Dennis Haysbert. Sounds like the role is… in good hands.
The Series Finale Won’t Change
This was supposed to be Lucifer’s final season, until it wasn’t. A surprise greenlight for a sixth season had us rejoicing, but also concerned about what this could mean for the story’s ending. Reportedly, the writers plan to keep the intended ending and use the extra episodes to further develop the plot. Sort of like taking the scenic route. Or, much more literally, like waiting an extra 15 months to find out if Chloe and Lucifer really are a match made in Hell.