Is Lucifer season 5 happening? It’s the question that every fan has. Fortunately, we come bearing good news. Tom Kapinos’s TV adaption of the DC Comics series has been confirmed to return.
It has been confirmed that Netflix renewed Lucifer for an additional two seasons. Netflix’s order for Season 6 is now officially planned. All thanks to of the #SaveLucifer fan campaign that launched itself on Twitter!
The fourth season’s Netflix debut smashed TVTime’s binge report, even outperforming HBO’s Game of Thrones. Lucifer Season 5 will premiere the first half of its 16 episodes in August 2020. Here’s everything we know about its upcoming season!
1. Premiere Date and Highlights
After months of campaigning and waiting, we finally got the news of season five’s part A premiere date. Netflix has also announced its decision to split the season and tells us why it decided to halve it, with eight episodes each.
As announced by Netflix, the release date for Season 5A of Lucifer on Netflix globally is August 21, 2020.
Fans of the show reacted to the news wholeheartedly, brimming with questions and excited for the production of the final season.
Tom Ellis’ Tweets
Ildy Modrovich, the main showrunner reacted to the news by tweeting:
2. Series Overview
Lucifer follows the Lord of Hell (played by Tom Ellis) after he leaves his natural habitat behind to run a nightclub in Los Angeles, California. Lucifer finds himself assisting the LAPD on various cases after he catches the attention of Detective Chloe Decker (played by Lauren German).
The season 4 finale of Lucifer put a twist on things. It saw Lucifer return to hell following Chloe’s declaration of love. It is expected that he’ll return to Los Angeles eventually, but how, when, or why hasn’t been revealed yet.
The production of season 5 started on September 6, 2019, and abruptly ended on or around March 13, 2020, when it got shut down by the coronavirus pandemic. Lucifer, at that point, had 15 of 16 episodes completely shot, with a bit of work left for the season finale.
3. What’s new in season 5?
For starters, it has been reportedly confirmed that the upcoming season would feature the show’s first-ever musical episode. It is said to offer a compelling story reason for elaborate theatrics. The episode is set to feature a guest appearance from singer-songwriter Debbie Gibson.
In addition, a few new pictures have been released for a special noir episode of Lucifer. The episode itself will be entirely black-and-white in homage to the crime serials of years gone by.
This episode will also dive into the past of Lucifer’s right-hand woman, Maze (played by Lesley Ann-Brandt). These flashbacks are structured as a story Lucifer is telling to Chloe’s daughter Trixie (played by Scarlett Estevez).
The pictures can be viewed here:
New cast members include God, who will appear throughout season 5, played by Dennis Haysbert. Co-showrunner Ildy Modrovich teased God’s on-screen arrival, calling it “a really fun toy to play with, that we know is going to be a big guiding factor in Season 5.”
Tricia Helfer, who last appeared as Charlotte at the end of Season 3, will also make an appearance during Lucifer’s fifth season. Matthew Bohrer has been cast as Donovan Glover, Brianne Davis is set to play Detective Dancer, Erin Cummings will feature as Mandy and Chaley Rose has been cast as Destiny Page.
Here is the full cast of Lucifer:
|Tom Ellis||Lucifer Morningstar|
|Lauren German||Chloe Decker|
|Kevin Alejandro||Dan Espinoza|
|Rachel Harris||Linda Martin|
|Scarlett Estevez||Trixie Espinoza|
|D. B. Woodside||Amenadiel|
|Aimee Garcia||Ella Lopez|
|Tom Welling||Marcus Pierce|
Previously, Lucifer’s loyal viewers waited nearly a year between Seasons 3 and 4, until Lucifer made its Netflix debut in May 2019. Alongside the announcement, Netflix also released a short teaser with the title “Lucifer’s Sexiest Moments” to remind fans what they had campaigned for.
Although fans have created trailers for the upcoming season, there has been no official Netflix trailer released as yet.
6. Official Poster
The official poster of the show’s fifth season is slathered a fiery red and depicts Lucifer suspended in what appears to be mid-air, surrounded by bolds of red lightning. It can be viewed here:
On June 23, Lucifer’s official Twitter account tweeted about the confirmation of an upcoming sixth and final season of the show.
7. Expected plot
While no plot details were divulged, showrunner Ildy Modrovich confirms that it will contain multiple musical numbers. The musical will be preceded by a 1940s-themed offering for Episode 4, which is also set to contain two-song performances.
Fans have been patiently waiting for Lucifer Season 5 to hit Netflix. There hasn’t been much news on when the series will resume filming following Hollywood-wide production shutdowns in March. Although there is just one episode left to shoot this season, the devil is in the details.
|Directors||Nathan Hope, Louis Shaw Milito, Karen Gaviola, Eagle Egilsson, Greg Beeman|
|Writers||Mike Dringenberg, Neil Gaiman, Tom Kapinos, Sam Keith, Mike Costa|
|Producers||Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich, Kristi Reed, Jonathan Brody|
|Cinematography||Tom Camarda, Christian Sebaldt, Glen Keenan, Tico Poulakakis, Ryan McMaster|
|Music Direction||Ben Decter, Jeff Russo, Marco Beltrami, Dennis Smith|
|Art Direction||Susan Parker, Tim Eckel, Peter Ochotta, Lauren E. Polizzi|
|Visual Effects||Joseph Adams, Sarina De Leon, Mark J. Nazal, Alex Gitler, Nikolai Lipatnikov|
|Film Editing||Marc Pattavina, Ray Daniels III, Hector Carrillo, Brad Katz, Matthew Coleshill|
|Production Design||Stephen Geaghan, Alex Hajdu, Chris August, Scott Chambliss|