Lucifer Season 3: 70’s Suits and San Diego

I can’t remember when was the last time I was this hyped over a new season of a tv series, but Lucifer is really a show like no other. So, without further ado, here’s everything we know about season 3.

When we look at the success of this police procedural, romantic, fantasy adventure epic with the Devil in a leading role, it seems like Fox made a pact with hellish forces.

No one expected for this series based on Vertigo characters created by Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg, and Sam Keith to become this big of a success, or to cause so much drama offscreen. We believe that Fox should thank its lucky star for finding Tom Ellis with his amazing charm and lovely voice, as we simply cannot imagine a better Devil.

You must have noticed that season 2 was 4 episodes shorter, and that will turn out to be a great thing, as Fox took the last four episodes from season 2 and added them to season 3.

Executive producer of Lucifer Joe Henderson explained it in short on Twitter ”We designed this season to be an 18 episode arc because we originally were going to be 18 episodes. But then we got 4 more! Surprise! So we decided to create four episodes that let us play around a bit. Dig deeper into the character stories, play with format a bit, etc.”

These extra episodes will be standalone character studies, and they will air at the start of season 3 in the fall. Henderson tweeted that these four episodes “stand on their own, but also pick up plots we’ve introduced and bring in new stuff we’ll play with in season 3.” And since this is one of those shows that only gets better as is goes along, we expect the new season to be nothing less than awesome.

As cast goes, Lucifer’s producers announced that Tom Welling (Smallville) will be joining the show in the upcoming season.

From what we heard ex-Supermen will play a police lieutenant Marcus Pierce, and he will be Lucifer’s opposite. It was also noted that his natural likeability will make up for his straight-laced style. Of course, Lucifer and Pierce will clash, as this dashing character starts showing interest in Chloe Decker.

To Welling, this role will be a double homecoming, both to Warner Bros. Television and to the DC universe.

Yap, in case you didn’t know, Neil Gaiman’s comic on which Lucifer is based was put out by DC’s Vertigo, which means Lucy is part of the same huge multiverse that features Arrow, Gotham, Supergirl and The Flash.

In fact, it is already more popular than Supergirl and Gotham, so, who knows, maybe networks work something out and create a truly insane crossover?

Season 3 of Lucifer will be different than previous ones – the show is set in LA, but now it is actually being shot in LA. Previously their shooting location was Vancouver, but, since LA introduced some new tax breaks, they decided to make the big move. Even though the decision to move was not a creative one, this will add another layer of realism to this show that features the Devil as a lead role. It remains to be seen how the producers will utilize this fact, but we’ll talk more about it after we see it.

Now, as season 3 premiere approaches, Fox released an official synopsis, but it gives us very little info “Lucifer returns to San Diego to heat things up. The climactic events of the season finale left us wondering, where in the world is Lucifer and how did he get his wings back?”

After the Lucifer panel at Comic-Con gave us our first taste of the newest season of this devilish show, we realized it will be as brilliant as ever. In the trailer, Tom Ellis’ character is showcased in a perfectly fitting ’70s-style suit while getting up to no good.

Sadly, we don’t have much in the spoiler area. The only spoilers that leaked are related to those standalone episodes we already wrote about, and they sound rather strange. One of the episodes will be a lot alike The Twilight Zone, and the play will be super-dark. Another one will have a far lighter tone, and we heard it will play like a romp. One just might be a musical – which you have to admit you always wanted to see.

From all the rumors, we got one thing confirmed – Lauren Holly will appear in at least one episode of these introductory four, as new character Roxie. Her storyline involves a Las Vegas casino, which made us wonder if we can expect to see an Ocean’s 11 featuring Satan episode?

Season 3 will air at 8 pm on Mondays, and it will start in the fall, slipping into Gotham’s old timeslot. Lucifer will premiere on Monday, October 2.

Whatever happens, and even if nobody sings, we cannot wait for the new season!

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