The maids are back! And they’ll be sweeping up more drama when Season 4 of “Devious Maids” returns to Lifetime this summer.
Actress Susan Lucci, who portrays the wealthy socialite Genevieve Delatour in the Marc Cherry-created series, dished just what fans could expect in the upcoming installment, in addition to shedding some insight on Season 3’s gripping cliffhanger.
“Zoila (Judy Reyes) was highly pregnant at the very end of the show,” Lucci, 69, recalled during an AOL Build event on Monday. “The doctor came to Genevieve [and said] she had to make a serious decision between saving Zoila’s life or the unborn baby.”
Lucci confirmed that Season 4 will pick up with what Genevieve’s decision was, how it was made and what effect it will have. “I wish I could say — but I don’t want it to be a spoiler because it’s much more fun to watch!” she teased.
In fact, Lucci admitted that she thinks the forthcoming installment, which is currently being filmed, is their best season yet.
“We adored last season! We thought Season 3 was fantastic and we’re shooting Season 4 now [and] we’re all marveling, saying how could it be even better?” she gushed. “I’m not just saying that so you watch [the show] — it’s honestly what we’re saying to each other. You be the judge ... but we think Season 4 is that much better.”
Lucci unveiled that when the new installment kicks off, it will largely focus on the Season 3 cliffhangers, like the fate of Zoila and Adrian (Tom Irwin). “Devious Maids” concluded last season with the Powell residence exploding into flames — with Adrian still inside!
“A lot of people want to know if Adrian survives. Adrian on paper is a very unsympathetic, sleazy kind of a character, but in the hands of Tom, you love this guy and root for him and you want him to live. And that’s part of what we’ll focus on in the beginning,” Lucci said, adding that there will be both mystery and humor woven into the Season 4 plotline. “We just began shooting, but there are some shocking surprises, let’s put it that way.”
Although a premiere date for Season 4 of “Devious Maids” has not been released, Lucci is keeping her fingers crossed for a June return.
“Devious Maids” Season 4 will air on Lifetime this summer.