Lucifer Season 5 has not been released onto Netflix however, but fans are already sharing news about Season 6 following the show was officially renewed for an additional season. With that season’s renewal held up by contract discussions between Warner Bros. and star Tom Ellis, a rumour began to circulate that the series goes on without Ellis, that would be replaced by The Vampire Diaries celebrity Ian Somerhalder.
However, this rumour seems to be partly wishful thinking on the part of lovers of Somerhalder, whose current Netflix series V-Wars has been cancelled after one season and partially click-baiting fake news. In late May, it was confirmed that Ellis would return for Season 6 following the contract disagreements were sorted.
Ellis’ contract for Lucifer Season 6 was renewed in March after the actor had some difficulties with this particular contract but discussions continued. A source told TVLine: “Everyone wants Tom to become very happy, but there is a limit and it’s been attained.”
Though both Ellis and showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich have signed up to the sixth season, Netflix has not officially renewed the series past Season 5, that was being billed as the”last” season of the cult series. However, TVLine reports that Ellis sorting his dispute, “all but guarantees that Lucifer is going to likely be renewed for a sixth time.”
Lucifer Season 5, meanwhile, doesn’t yet have a launch date. That year will have 16 episodes, set to air to Netflix in two sets of eight. This was confirmed by Ellis on The Kelly Clarkson Show, in which he said: “Netflix will fall eight episodes, then there’s going to be a little break, then they are likely to drop the following eight episodes.”
Based on Deadline, once the show was forced to shut down production due to the coronavirus in March, it had only four days of shooting left.
With the previous season of this show coming in May 2019, enthusiasts had expected the series to fall last month, when the show is coming, but Netflix has not revealed. When a fan complained about the long wait on Twitter, showrunner Modorich responded, “I understand! Feel free to be annoyed. I thought it would be earlier than it has been. Oof.”
— Ildy Modrovich (@Ildymojo) May 21, 2020
Though there is no sign of a release date, we do understand a few of the particulars of Season 5. One of the treats the Netflix show has in store for lovers is 24 celebrity Dennis Haysbert playing God, a musical event, and yet another’girls night out’ experience for Chloe (played by Lauren Graham).
Lucifer Season 5 is coming soon to Netflix.