Lucifer Season 5: Netflix Renewal Status, Release Date, What to Expect

Lucifer season 4

Lucifer – Netflix

Lucifer’s fourth season has now been on Netflix for a few weeks. With only 10 episodes arriving many will be quickly looking to Netflix for season 5 of Lucifer and while the series future isn’t in doubt, there’s still a lot we need to hear about. Here’s what we know about season 5 of Lucifer on Netflix. 

As you may have heard, Lucifer is Netflix’s latest revival show. It managed to pick up the show from FOX who canceled the series after three seasons last year. The revival came after a massive fan campaign to save the show. Netflix in the US hadn’t actually streamed Lucifer at all and it’s believed that the show’s ratings in some of Netflix’s international regions are what convinced Netflix to pick up the mantel and continue Lucifer’s story.

The early seasons of Lucifer were added to Netflix at the beginning of the year and although not all of the previous seasons aren’t available on Netflix everywhere, season 4 premiered exclusively on Netflix around the world on May 8th, 2019.

There’s a lot to cover for Lucifer season 5 so let’s begin.

Has Lucifer been renewed for season 5?

Official renewal status: Not yet renewed (last updated: 05/11/2019)

The fifth season hasn’t been given the thumbs up by Netflix just yet. When Netflix saved Lucifer it only picked it up for an additional season. This is normal for all Netflix Originals except in rare cases. When each season releases, Netflix takes the decision as to whether it’s worth renewing again.

The reaction to the fourth season since the arrival has been immense. It smashed TVTime’s binge report rocketing to number 1 outperforming HBO’s Game of Thrones.

We’re expecting to hear about the future of season 5 of Lucifer on Netflix towards the end of May or in June 2019.

What to expect from season 5 of Lucifer

Caution: spoilers ahead

Firstly, let’s just recap the final episode as there’s a lot to dive into.

The final episode (episode 10 – “Who’s da New King of Hell?”) sees Lucifer return home to help contain hell which is now spilling into Los Angeles. Chloe and Lucifer also reveal their love for each other (no surprise there) with Lucifer saying “his first love was never Eve”.

Throughout the season, we’ve seen Chloe struggle to come to terms with the fact Lucifer has a demonic side which is why the introduction of Eve made sense.

Season 4 sets up future seasons with the demons back home in hell now knowing that Lucifer never intends on returning home.

The episode closes with Lucifer saying his final goodbye to Chloe as he returns home albeit hopefully only temporarily.

Will Eve return in future seasons?

Eve also departed by the end of season 4 but we don’t believe her story has completed yet either. She clearly made amends and saw the error in her ways throughout the season. She’s now gone off to find herself but could easily be bought back later.

Eve in Lucifer season 4 – John P. Fleener/Netflix

Will Lucifer return from Hell?

Unlike the first season, Lucifer won’t be able to strike a deal to return to Earth. He’ll have to find a replacement ruler for the underworld to prevent it from spilling into the real world. Lucifer would opt to ask one of his other siblings.

Some have speculated that Lillith (Adam’s first wife) could return with Eve saying that she “tamed the beasts of the night”.

Are the cast expecting season 5 of Lucifer?

In an interview, Tom Ellis has already stated his intention for a fifth season saying: “I feel like we haven’t finished telling our story yet, without giving too many spoilers away. With any show, you could ultimately finish, at the end of any season, and you’re either left with a massive cliffhanger and people are left unsatisfied, or you get the opportunity to tell your story until the end. I think that we would all love to come back and do a Season 5. We’ll just have to see what Netflix says.”

Tom Ellis in Lucifer – John P. Fleenor/Netflix

Lesley-Ann Brandt who plays Mazikeen has said that “Netflix is just a great home for us” adding that season 4 ends on an “epic, epic, epic cliffhanger”. She then moves onto season 5 saying “how can we not do a season 5? Fans are going to be salivating and begging for more absolutely.”

Ildy Modrovich who is one the key writers on the show took to Twitter to ask, “who’s ready for season 5?”

On May 16th, Lauren German who plays Chloe tweeted out her hope for a season 5 with:

It’s already been teased that the first scene of season 5 has already been written.

How was the reaction for season 4 of Lucifer?

This season was bought back from the dead from fans and has clearly pleased fans too. The IMDb ratings for each episode has soared this season to between 9.5 to 9.9 on some episodes. Compare that with the mid-8s that some of the third season episodes saw.

Most agreed that the reduction in the episodes and complete freedom granted by Netflix has meant in a significant bump in quality.

How to get Netflix to renew Lucifer for season 5

A big campaign is already underway to get Lucifer renewed for season 5. Most are using the traditional methods of tweeting Netflix with the hashtag #LuciferSeason5 and most are using the Netflix form on their website too to request future seasons.

When will season 5 of Lucifer release on Netflix?

Now Netflix is in full control of the show, it’s entirely down to them to renew. We know that the reduction in episode count hasn’t actually affected the production time of the show.

We are expecting the show to maintain somewhat of a regular annual release schedule. That means we can expect season 5 to release on Netflix in early-to-mid 2020.

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