Lucifer‘s Rory actress says she is interested in returning for a spinoff. A fantastic blend of fantasy and police procedural, Lucifer centers on Tom Ellis’ titular Devil, based on the DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg. The show follows Ellis’ Lucifer Morningstar as he leaves Hell to start his immortal life afresh in Los Angeles. Morningstar initially runs his own nightclub, but soon he finds himself working as an LAPD consultant alongside Lauren German’s Detective Chloe Decker, with whom he develops a close bond. Lucifer began airing on Fox in 2016, but it was canceled at the network after three seasons. The show later switched base to Netflix, where it ran for another 3 seasons until the final episodes dropped on September 10th, 2021.
During the early seasons, Lucifer mostly focused on the individual crimes that Chloe and Morningstar solved together. But as time went by, the show began leaning more into mythology, introducing all sorts of supernatural creatures. Recently, during its final season 6, Lucifer introduced a character called Rory (Brianna Hildebrand), who is Morningstar and Chloe’s daughter from the future. A Nephilim who self-actualizes her ability to time travel, Rory descends to Earth to kill Lucifer for abandoning her. But soon she realizes that she herself was the reason behind her father’s disappearance. Having figured that stuff out, Rory bids farewell to her parents and returns to her own timeline in harmony, but not without promising that she would see them again soon.
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Recently, in a conversation with The Wrap, Hildebrand was asked if she would be interested in reprising her role as Rory for a Lucifer spinoff show. The actress almost immediately replied in the affirmative, suggesting that she is “definitely” down for playing the character again. Hildebrand admitted that although she hasn’t thought about a Rory spinoff before, she certainly loves the idea and would love to continue to be a part of the Lucifer universe. Read what she said below.
“Wow, I haven’t thought about that. That would be really fun, though. I would definitely be down to do that. I really enjoyed being Lucifer’s daughter (laughs). It was really fun.”
Although Lucifer has been atop of Nielsen’s streaming ratings, a continuation of the series isn’t percolating at the moment. Lucifer season 7 is most definitely not happening, in fact, the show wasn’t even meant to get a season 6, but thankfully Netflix interfered and gave Lucifer another lease of life. Recently, the core Luficer cast members were asked if they knew of any plans of continuing the franchise with a potential movie or spinoff series. They all, however, said that they weren’t aware of any such development and although they did not rule out the possibility, they did acknowledge that it was a bit too soon to be discussing Lucifer‘s return.
After 93 episodes, most of the original characters seem to have run their course. Therefore, they don’t seem to be the ideal candidates to option for a spinoff show, if the series showrunners ultimately decide to go in that direction. Rory, however, is a relatively new character, with a lot of potential for narrative exploration, many thanks to her ability to traverse different dimensions. The character’s complex personality, complicated history, multifaceted superpowers, and intriguing mythology are all ripe for a solo project, whether it’s in the form of a movie or a TV show. Plus, any callbacks to the Lucifer franchise wouldn’t feel stale if made through a Rory spinoff, as the character’s roots in the universe are still a bit ambiguous. To sum up, a Rory spinoff sounds like the way to go if the makers are interested in continuing Lucifer, although they still should wait for at least a year before they roll any plans into action.