Like us, many Lucifans wasted no time in rejoicing in the fact that it appears that Dan Espinoza is alive and well in season six of Lucifer. Taking to Twitter one, said: “The possibility of Dan being alive is what I’m grateful for today.”
However, fans who have been paying close attention in recent months shouldn’t be too surprised to see Kevin back as Dan. Back in May, shortly after the second half of season five dropped, he teased that viewers hadn’t seen the last of him.
He told media: “I was on set a little bit in season six, so he’s coming back… just not the way everyone thinks he’s coming back,” adding cryptically: “It could be through flashbacks, it could be through trying to decide what’s going on.”
He also revealed in another interview that the show’s unexpected season six renewal wreaked havoc with the showrunner’s original plans on how his character’s storyline would end.
He told “So a couple of days before we even ended the season, it was like, ‘Hey, Netflix changed their mind. You’ve got one more season.’ I’m like, ‘What? We just killed me. What the heck?’
“But you know, Joe [Henderson] and Ildy [Modrovich] immediately approached me with, ‘Hey, it’s not the end, and it doesn’t have to be for you either, because we know how to do this in a respectful way that is not going to lower the quality of storytelling that we’ve already established in the beginning.’ And of course, I wanted to be there till the very end […] and luckily, they wanted me to be part of it as well. So we figured out a pretty interesting way to bring him back in some capacity.”