At long last, we have access to another dose of the charming devil called Lucifer. The first half of the show’s fifth season dropped on Netflix on August 21, 2020, and shattered Netflix’s T.V. streaming platform. For many, a weekend binge session soaked up all of the new season had to offer quickly and efficiently. We have been patient long enough. After all, a global pandemic extended an already long wait, and we weren’t trying to spend another moment waiting for more adventures between the dapper demon god.
It was not too long, but before we were abandoned, jonesing for more once more. Luckily, Netflix has already announced that the series will return for a sixth season, which has been a relief for fans to listen to. Despite its prevalence, Lucifer has always felt as though it’s limping along, hardly sneaking in for another season every time network execs perform a sweep. Lucifer fans are committed, though, and even started petitions to keep the show rolling. It has no doubt helped the show continue to find a new life. The anxiety that this uncertainty generates could also bring about why every incident feels so gloriously satisfying, such as we are cheating death.
Nevertheless, even as Lucifer’s fifth season’s thrill settles in, we’re already looking ahead.
Here’s what we know up to now about year 6 of Lucifer.
What cast members are coming for Season 6?
There are a couple of things we know for sure about the City of Angels:
- Everybody knows an alternate route to get anyplace.
- Your Uber driver gets headshots in his glove box.
- Your taco truck in the street that your friend recommended is not worth it.
- L.A. wouldn’t have the same charm with no sharp-dressed devil zipping down its roads with his convertible top down.
Lucifer’s creators recognized that last fact and were sure to procure Tom Ellis for a season 6 run, even though contract discussions left us biting our claws while there.
Provided that we’ve Ellis, the series could probably survive to lose a limb, but every personality on Lucifer plays an essential role in the show’s energy, so let us talk about some other returning faces. Additionally signed on for many more episodes is our title character’s kryptonite in the form of Chloe Decker (Lauren German). Lesley-Ann Brandt will be arriving as Maze along with Rachael Harris in the role of Dr. Linda Martin. And what will the police force be without its most entertaining members in the kind of Detective Douche… er… Detective Espinoza (Kevin Alejandro) and the one-woman forensics team that’s Ella Lopez (Aimee Garcia), respectively). Last but not least, D.B Woodside decided to leave us in suspense for as long as possible before confirming in a tweet at the start of July he would also return for season 6. Now all the gang all together, it’s time to hash out the remainder of their narrative.
What’s the story of Lucifer season 6?
Given that each of the actors only came on board in July of 2020, it is reasonable to say that the writers might not understand where things are headed. Showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich were approached by Netflix to perform a season 6 while they were finishing up the last draft for a series finale, leading to a decision to chop off their end (which immediately wrapped up things for every character) and dip into each component a bit longer for an entire season. However, all this uncertainty has not stopped fans from creating their theories to forecast where the show creators might take us.
Among our favorite theories about where time six could start stems from a Lucifer subreddit, where a buff offered up a concept that branches out from the very first moments in year 5 are very first installment. In the past four seasons, the series has opened up with Lucifer having an experience with Lee Garner (Jeremiah Birkett). SPOILER: In the very first episode of season 5, Garner is stuck in a Hell loop. Lucifer presents him with a door into his childhood home to visit his family; a doorway he wasn’t able to input in the living land due to his guilty conscience. Redditors posit the door with which Lucifer gifts Garner is, in fact, the way from Hell. How beautifully would that be? We’ve got quite a ways to go to find out, but here is hoping Garner finds salvation.
When does Lucifer season 6 premiere?
Lucifer’s heads were a bit over halfway done with shooting season 5 if the world was struck with all the COVID-19 pandemic. Everybody involved went their separate ways, quarantined themselves, and waited for updates. To satiate the desires of a ravenous fanbase, Netflix decided to launch the first half of Lucifer year five that had been taken. With record numbers logging into the streaming platform to the series, it seems that was the correct call.
If everything works out properly, shooting on the second half of Lucifer year five should wrap in October. This would leave us with a possible December 2020 launch for the remaining episodes, although we could also look at early 2021. After over a year waiting for new episodes following season 4 was published, the news of a shorter timeline for the next repair is a welcome relief. There’s been no official launch date set for the season, but we could find a bit of a feel for the production time required to get the display ready for the atmosphere. We could be looking at a season 6 advent at the fall of 2021 if things play out correctly.