Its creators, Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich, explain the reason why they have decided to end the series starring Tom Ellis like this.
SPOILERS: Details of the end of Lucifer are revealed below
Lucifer has come to an end with the broadcast on Netflix of its season 6, right after the streaming platform decided to give it one more installment even though the initial plan was to finish it in the fifth installment.
In this last installment we see Lucifer (Tom Ellis) with the intention of ascending to the throne of God, but this is complicated with the arrival of Rory (Brianna Hildebrand), who was revealed to be the daughter of Lucifer and Chloe (Lauren German) in the future. Rory is very angry with him for abandoning her before she was born, so this entire installment focuses on reconciliation and the mystery of why Lucifer left her.
Everything is answered with the chapter ‘Companions until the end’ (6×10), where Lucifer realizes that he doesn’t really want to be God and his brother Amenadiel (DB Woodside) is the one who takes that position instead. So Lucifer ends becoming a therapist of the damned, which could help some doomed souls get to heaven.
The creators and Tom Ellis explain the reason for ending it this way
In a recent interview with Collider, its co-creator, Joe Henderson, has explained that the idea of Lucifer becoming a therapist came when the original ending of season 5 was planned:
It was one of those things where we started to wonder ‘What is the culmination of this character?’ And it is that hell is a reflection of Lucfier. When he was there, he tortured himself and people tortured themselves. Lucifer now believes in redemption and that is why he is now making Hell reflect that way of thinking
Why ‘Lucifer’ comes to an end and there will be no season 7
For Tom Ellis he also believes that is a worthy ending for Lucifer after his several years of experience on Earth:
I felt that the most normal thing would be for Lucifer to go from being the devil to God. But actually, as for his story arc, the point of Lucifer using his experience on Earth and what he had learned from all these different things, instead of just going to Heaven, he’s actually going to a place that really needs him.
Ellis goes on to explain that Lucifer realizes that souls can still be saved, after being damned: “I loved that idea. I also felt that Amenadiel being God was the most appropriate. Especially because he had also worked with humanity and knows what it is to be a father ”.