Lucifer’s co-showrunner Joe Henderson teases the upcoming animated episode which came to life with help from the Harley Quinn series crew.
LuciferThe co-showrunner teases the musical episode for Season 6, which was made with help from the Harley quinn team. The series, created in 2016, follows the character of Lucifer Morningstar (Ellis) as he leaves hell and decides to live in Los Angeles. Morningstar first opened her own nightclub and soon found herself acting as a consultant for the LAPD.
The series evolved beyond its procedural pitfalls, gradually introducing mythology and welcoming more characters into the fold. One of the reasons for the success of Lucifer, allowing her to be saved by Netflix after being canceled by Fox, was in her willingness to experiment with the show’s formula. There was a musical episode of Lucifer, a black episode, an episode that makes a secondary character the main protagonist, and others. The trailer for the sixth and final season of Lucifer, arrived on September 10, revealed an animated adventure. Joe Henderson, the co-showrunner and executive producer of Lucifer, revealed how it all came together.
In an interview with Collider, Henderson noted that he always wanted to put an animated spin on Lucifer. He explained that, as has been the case with many shows, COVID-19 has allowed the writers of the Netflix series to experience an animated format. As he stopped before revealing how Lucifer and Chloe morph into cartoons for one episode, Henderson stressed that the premise would feel “biologicalTo the spirit of the show. The showrunner also congratulated Harley quinn supervising producer Jennifer Coyle and the HBO Max series animators, as they helped design the episode. Henderson’s quote has been included below.
âWe were kind of talking about doing a Hanna-Barbera style, and then they also worked out a bunch of Looney Tunes influences, which you see a lot in there. I mean, we gave them our instincts and they just stole. They are amazing. As if they were just amazing to work with. I mean, we had the starting point, but they brought it to life.
Henderson is right to point out that while COVID-19 has restricted the possibilities for storytelling in some ways, it has released others. Multiple shows, long-running crime drama The blacklist to the critically acclaimed comedy PEN15, have made lively installments recently. Lucifer, for its part, has the additional advantage of working with the Harley quinn team. Since its creation in 2019, Harley quinn has been hailed in some corners as one of the best adaptations of any DC character. In particular, critics have pointed out this show’s ability to use animation in a way that informs the characters. Henderson alludes to this very quality in his remarks, which will make âYabba Dabba Do Meâ worth watching once it hits Netflix.
And, in general, perhaps inspired by its titular Devil, Lucifer tends to have fun whenever he has the opportunity to twist his procedural structure. The musical episode of the series was remarkable, with particular praise for the way the actors approached their performances with enthusiasm. In a different vein, The Dark Episode allowed the show to play with established relationships and bring back former show regulars in new roles. Looking at the show’s track record, in addition to the talent involved in front and behind the camera, it’s possible that the positive trend will continue.
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