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Exclusive: Lucifer's Kevin Alejandro hints at Netflix show's final season

Digital Spy (UK) logo Digital Spy (UK) 21/12/2019 Jess Lee

Lucifer will return for one last season on Netflix, and although details are scarce right now, star Kevin Alejandro promises that the final episodes will be worth the wait.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Alejandro – who plays Detective Dan Espinoza – described the show as an "incredible journey". While he understandably did not want to give anything away, he suggested that fans will enjoy how it ends.

"All I can really say is, I believe this will be the ending we've all fought to see," he said. "It's been an incredible journey, so sit back, relax, and let yourself get lost in our final journey through Los Angeles with everyone's favorite devil."

Kevin Alejandro standing in front of a computer: Kevin Alejandro as Dan Espinoza, Lucifer © John P. Fleenor/Netflix Kevin Alejandro as Dan Espinoza, Lucifer

Alejandro added that he believes Netflix's preference for shorter seasons (season 4 was ten episodes long, while season 5's 16 episodes will be split into two halves) has really suited the show and enhanced the storytelling.

"I feel the way our show is unfolding is exactly what we needed," he explained. "We now have the opportunity to get straight to the point.

"Each character in our show is riddled with complexities, so [season 4's] ten-episode order allowed all of us to immediately navigate our way through whatever arcs and obstacles each of us had to face.

"The same goes for the way we're splitting up our final season.

a man and a woman wearing a suit and tie: Tom Ellis, Lucifer season 4 © John P. Fleenor/Netflix Tom Ellis, Lucifer season 4

"The beauty of our show is the audience has been given the opportunity to really know our characters and be part of each individual's journey. We know whatever circumstances our characters are faced with, the audience is immediately on the emotional journey with us.

"I am excited for everyone to see how our final season wraps up."

Meanwhile, Alejandro has started his own production company Alejandro Films, working with Leslie Alejandro and Dani de Jesus and with the aim being to direct and write stories that have yet to be told.

"Nothing makes me happier than when I'm being creative, and having been in this industry for a while as an actor, I was inspired to take the next step and create the projects that I've been seeing in my head and heart and make them myself," he explained.

a man wearing a hat: Kevin Alejandro © Ryan Pfluger Kevin Alejandro

"Alejandro Films organically came out of our need as creatives and as a family to blend art and entertainment around the social issues we feel are important in today's times.

"Therefore, we're not confining ourselves to one genre – we love to laugh, to cry, to be scared, to scratch our heads, but most importantly, we love to engage. Nor are we restricting ourselves to one format – TV, film, docs, podcasts, web series. For us, it all comes down to the story and the best way for that story to be told."

Alejandro, who directed an episode of Lucifer's fourth season, added that representation is important "behind the scenes" to tell stories from diverse perspectives, something which Hollywood is still lacking.

"The most amazing stories out there are all about showing a sense of truth and reality that others can connect to. For way too long in Hollywood, those stories were limited to only specific voices, depending on who was behind the scenes," he explained.

Kevin Alejandro standing in front of a window: Kevin Alejandro as Dan Espinoza, Lucifer © John P. Fleenor/Netflix Kevin Alejandro as Dan Espinoza, Lucifer

"Now, more than ever, it's time to change that narrative. Alejandro Films is made up of a mixed family of artists, creators, entertainers, and activists, dedicated to changing things up a bit.

"One thing we know for sure is that the world is a better place when all the voices out there can be heard and truly represented, in all facets of society, but particularly in our industry. Representation matters!

"In our projects, we want to not only represent our characters and their stories in a truly authentic way, but remind the world that what connects us is far greater than what divides us."


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