Lucifer’s highly anticipated season 5 is no longer the final season of the Netflix series.
As announced on the show’s official social media accounts on Tuesday, the Tom Ellis-led series has been renewed for season 6, a year after the streaming service said that the show would end with season 5. While the renewal came as delightful surprise for fans, the announcement made it very clear that season 6 will be the show’s ultimate swan song.
— Lucifer (@LuciferNetflix) June 23, 2020
Netflix’s decision to renew Lucifer for one more season came four months after co-showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson signed new deals to remain with the series should it be picked up, and almost a month after it was reported that Ellis closed a deal to return as the title character for a then potential sixth season.
In addition to Ellis, regular cast members Lauren German (Chloe Decker), Kevin Alejandro (Dan Espinoza), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Mazikeen), Aimee Garcia (Ella Lopez), Inbar Levi (Eve) and Graham McTavish (Father Kinley/Dromos) are all set to reprise their roles in season 6.
Premiering in 2014, Lucifer initially ran for three seasons on Fox before it was cancelled in 2018. The cancellation sparked a huge response from fans that Netflix decided to resurrect the show for a 10-episode season 4 that debuted last May. The streamer renewed the show for a 10-episode season 5 in June 2019 and increased its episode order to 16 a month later.
Season 5, which will be released in two parts, picks up with Lucifer back in Hell. According to the official synopsis for the first half of the season, “Lucifer makes a tumultuous return, Chloe rethinks romance, Ella finally finds a nice guy, and Amenadiel adjusts to the whole fatherhood thing.”
Lucifer season 5A arrives on Netflix on August 21st.