The fans did it! Thanks to their ruthless online campaigns, Lucifer will be back for season 5 this year. Sadly it will also be the last we see of our dear old devil.
However, in other news, the final season will be split into two. Read on to know about cast reaction for the final season, why it is the final season and what to expect.
Lucifer is a renewed show. It wasn’t intended to be released anymore. Somehow this cancelled series was brought back after three seasons the previous year. Most of the credit to that goes to massive online fan campaigning.
Earlier, Netflix never actually streamed the show. It is said that the massive popularity of the show internationally is what convinced Netflix.
At the beginning of 2020, the earlier seasons of Lucifer were added to Netflix. Although not all three seasons are available to stream season 4 was premiered exclusively on Netflix all around on May 8th, 2019.
The premiere has garnered massive positive reactions the minute it arrived. TVTime, a show tracker, reported its binge-watchers to be skyrocketing to number 1 leaving Game of Thrones far behind. This is a record.
Has the show been renewed for season 5?
According to the official Twitter handle, “thanks to the lucifers, #lucifer’s story will come to an end the way it should: the fifth and final season is coming to @netflix.”
Netflix also stated to Hollywood Reporter, “We are thrilled that Lucifer fans around the world have embraced this series on Netflix, and we can’t wait to give them the big finish they’ve all been waiting for.”
Ildy Modrovich, the main showrunner said: “Whoop whoop!!!! Season 5 is coming!!! Thank you to our beautiful Luci family for all of your love and support!!
And to @LuciferNetflix for being the best partners EVER!! It’s our final season so we’re planning to make it COUNT!!”
Joe Henderson, serving as co-showrunner, said, “The fans brought us back to life. Now, we get to finish our story on our terms. Can’t wait for you guys to see what’s in store!”
Tom Ellis who plays the literal devil and our main protagonist Lucifer Morningstar said, “Well look what happened! A 5th and final season of #Lucifer is coming to @LuciferNetflix thank you to all you loyal #lucifans for watching…now let’s end this thing properly”
Where is season 5 of Lucifer in production?
Current status: Filming
In late June, Ildy confirmed about being back in writing for season 5. Meanwhile, the cast has been constantly active both on Twitter & Instagram, posting exclusive sneak peeks and doing Q and As.
The names of episodes in season 5
At the end of August 2019, the names of episodes and writers and directors had been revealed.
Episode 501 – “Really Sad Devil Guy” – Written by Jason Ning, Directed by Eagle Egilsson
Episode 502 – “Lucifer! Lucifer! Lucifer!” – Written by Ildy Modrovich, Directed by Sherwin Shilati
Episode 503 – “!Diablo!” – Written by Mike Coats, Directed by Claudia Yarny
Episode 504 – “It Never Ends Well for the Chicken” – Aiyana White, Directed by Viet Nguyen
Episode 505 – “Detective Amenadiel” – Joe Henderson, Directed by Sam Hill
Episode 506 – “BluBallz” – Written by Jen Graham Imada, Directed by Richard Speight, Jr.
Episode 507 – “Our Mojo” – Written by Julia Fontana, Directed by Nathan
Episode 508 – “Spoiler Alert” – Written by Chris Rafferty, Directed by Kevin Alejandro
Episode 509 – “Family Dinner” – Written by Joe Henderson and directed by Nathan Hope
Episode 510 – “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam” – Written by Ildy Modrovich and directed by Sherwin Shilati.
Episode 511 -“Resting Devil Face” – Written by Mira Z. Barnum, Joshua Duckworth, and Richardo Lopez Jr.
Episode 512 – “Daniel Espinoza: Naked and Afraid” – Written by Mike Costa, directed by Greg Beeman
Episode 513 – “A Little Harmless Stalking” – Written by Julia Fontana & Jen Graham Imada and directed by Richard Speight, Jr.
What to expect from season 5 of Lucifer
Caution: spoiler territory
For the uninitiated, Netflix produced an amazing recap of seasons 1-3 being narrated by Tom Ellis.
In the finale of season 3(episode 10 – “Who’s da New King of Hell?”) Lucifer unwillingly returns to Hell in an attempt to save the earth and Dr. Linda and Amenediel’s newborn.
Will Eve be back in the new season?
Although we said goodbye to Eve in season 4 fans are still hoping she might make a return for a twist.
Will Lucifer return from Hell?
It is hard to say as this time around Lucifer will have to find a replacement to be back.
How many episodes will be there in season 5?
Originally supposed to be 10, the series has now been expanded to 16 episodes. It has been confirmed that the final season will be split into two parts. This will increase the hype and anticipation among the fans.
Release of part 1:
Season 5’s part one will drop around summer 2020. Meanwhile, the second half may make an appearance around the end of 2020.
Why is there no season 6?
To state simply, the story has now reached its end. It would be unnecessary to stretch it just for the sake of it.
According to Joe Henderson, “Honestly, we’re telling our ending with season 5. We love all the support, but right now, I’d say time is better spent getting ready for a fitting ending to our characters’ journeys.”
Stay tuned to know more!