Lucifer is heading back to Netflix for season 5 and it’ll also be Lucifer’s final season. Here’s what we know about season 5 of Lucifer on Netflix, how the cast have reacted to its renewal, why it’s going to be the final season and what we can expect from the next season.
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.
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 and breaking their all-time record.
There’s a lot to cover for Lucifer season 5 so let’s begin.
Has Lucifer been renewed for season 5?
Official renewal status: Renewed (last updated: 05/11/2019)
On May 7th, 2019, the series was given its season 5 order. However, it’s a bittersweet announcement as the show has been given a final season order.
— Lucifer (@LuciferNetflix) June 6, 2019
In a statement to Hollywood Reporter, Netflix said: “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.”
Here are some more reactions from the cast of Lucifer on its season 5 renewal:
Ildy Modrovich who serves as the main showrunner said: “Whoop whoop!!!! Season 5 is coming!!! Thank you to our beautiful Lucifamily 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 who serves as the co-showrunner said this: “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 had this to say: “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 production: Filming (Last updated: August 2019)
In late June 2019, Ildy took to Twitter to confirm that they’re heading back to the writer’s room in July 2019. On July 12th, 2019 we got a photo from the entire team back in the writer’s room.
— Ildy Modrovich (@Ildymojo) July 9, 2019
It’s already been teased that the first scene of season 5 has already been written.
We’ve also got the first few announcements about who will be returning to the director’s chair in season 5.
Richard Speight, Jr. will be returning to direct in season 5.
— Ildy Modrovich (@Ildymojo) July 12, 2019
In early September 2019, Netflix announced that season 5 had begun filming. The news came accompanied with an image of the majority of the cast lined up in the first table read. Filming is taking place from September 6th, 2019 onwards.
#Lucifer Season 5 starts filming tomorrow!! Can’t wait @tomellis17 @LaurenGerman @Aimee_Garcia @RachaelEHarris @dbwofficial @kevinmalejandro @LesleyAnnBrandt @Henderson_Joe @Ildymojo pic.twitter.com/b9JWOT2EKj
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) September 6, 2019
In September 2019, we also got the first new cast announcement for season 5. Erik Aude has been cast as Rod and is currently only scheduled to appear in season 1.
Lucifer season 5 episode names
At the end of August 2019, we got word of the first episode name and who’s writing and directing. Over time, we expect to hear more on the episode names and who is returning to write and direct.
- 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
— Lucifer Writers Room (@LUCIFERwriters) September 17, 2019
What to expect from season 5 of Lucifer
Caution: spoilers ahead
Before we get into spoiler territory for season 4, Netflix produced a fantastic season’s 1-3 recap for Lucifer that released just before season 4.
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.
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”.
How many episodes will there be in season 5 of Lucifer?
Originally, we were told that Lucifer would be 10 episodes final season but as of July 2019, we now know that Netflix has given an expanded order to the show.
The series has been expanded to 16 episodes meaning we’ll have nearly 16 hours worth of new content come 2020.
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) July 26, 2019
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.
We heard in July 2019 that we could soon see the release of the blooper reel for season 4. Someone, however, has put together a compilation of all the “behind the scenes” and bloopers released thus far.
When will season 5 of Lucifer release on Netflix?.
We’re currently expecting the final season to arrive on Netflix in 2020. The reason for this is that the show got a quick renewal and therefore production will begin fairly shortly.
It’d make sense for Netflix to once again release season 5 of Lucifer in summer 2020.
Some, including those over at Netflix Life, have speculated that Netflix may choose to split the final season up given the extended episode length.
Why won’t Lucifer be back for season 6?
With the confirmation of season 5 being the final season, it’s led many fans to question why it won’t be back. Put simply, the cast and crew have a story with a beginning, middle and end and the end is approaching.
Its once again led to fans petitioning for the sixth season but the crew has asked for fans support in ending the show.
Joe Henderson clarified why season 5 is set to be the last:
“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.”
Further to this on June 27th, 2019 there was an additional clarification about the show coming to an end by Ildy Modrovich.
We have, however, been teased with the possibility of potentially getting a spin-off in the future. One of the producers on the show responded to a fan saying: “Would you guys ever consider doing a spinoff or maybe a movie in the future?”
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