Lucifer season 5 release date: Will the final season of Lucifer be split into 2 parts?
This summer, Netflix confirmed the fifth series of Lucifer will be show’s last. The fantasy comedy series is based on the DC comic book series The Sandman created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith and Mike Dringenberg. Lucifer originally aired on Fox but was cancelled in 2018 after three seasons by the network. After a successful fan campaign, Netflix picked up the series for a fourth season which was released in May 2019. Sadly, in June 2019 the streaming giant renewed the show for a fifth and final season.
Why is the final season of Lucifer in two parts?
For the show’s final outing, Lucifer season five will consist of 16 episodes in total.
Unlike season four, the entire series will not drop on Netflix at once. Instead, the final series will be split into two parts.
Tom Ellis, who plays the titular character, Lucifer Morningstar announced the news on The Kelly Clarkson show.
He said: “Season five of Lucifer is going to be split into two halves. Netflix is going to drop eight episodes, and then there’s going to be a little break, and then they’re going to drop another eight episodes.”
Exactly why the final season of Lucifer has been split into two halves has not been revealed by Netflix, but the move is becoming increasingly popular on the streaming service.
For example, the final series of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was split into two halves, as were current shows such as Fuller House and BoJack Horseman.
The splitting up of the upcoming series is the latest piece of bittersweet news for Lucifer fans.
Originally, Lucifer season five was confirmed to have just 10 episodes in June but a month later, Netflix announced it had ordered an additional six episodes, bringing the final season up to a total of 16 episodes.
Season four of Lucifer had been the shortest season yet with just 10 episodes – the first three on Fox consisted of 26 episodes per season.
In a statement, co-showrunners Idly Modrovich and Joe Henderson said: “We are so incredibly thankful to Netflix for letting us finish the story of Lucifer on our terms. Most importantly, we want to thank the fans for their incredible passion and support. The best is yet to come!”
When is Lucifer season 5 out?
Filming for the new season of Lucifer is currently underway but unfortunately, no release date has been confirmed.
Season four arrived in May 2019 and was the first time Lucifer aired on Netflix after Fox cancelled the show in 2018.
On Fox, Lucifer had a much more mixed release pattern, first airing on January 2016, followed by season two in September that year and season three in October 2017.
Sticking to the season four release date, Lucifer season five is likely to arrive in Spring of 2020.
Express.co.uk will update this article when more information is available.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers about Lucifer season 4
What will happen in Lucifer season 5
At the end of season four, Lucifer (played by Tom Ellis) returned to rule hell to prevent literal hell being released on earth.
Sadly, this meant leaving behind his first love, Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) on earth, despite her telling Lucifer she loved him.
Season five of Lucifer could go in numerous directions. For example, Lucifer could take the risk and return to Earth or Chloe could venture to hell to join him.
With filming underway, cast members and some of the crew have been dropping some clues about what will happen in the final season on their social media accounts.
For example, Lesley Ann-Brandt, who plays Maze in the series, has confirmed her character will be taking on some new enemies in the latest season and Valerie Morehouse, who works as a vocal coach on the show and recently revealed Ellis and Brandt will be singing this season.
Fans will also be pleased to hear Trisha Helfer will be reprising her role as Lucifer’s mother The Goddess/Chloe Richards.
Joining the Lucifer cast is General Hospital star, Matthew Bohrer – he will play a man named Donovan Glover.
Speaking to TVLine, the showrunners confirmed that they had known the season five opening sequence since they began filming season four.
Moldrovich added: “We also have one other, really fun toy to play with, that we know is going to be a big guiding factor in Season five, so we’re excited about that, too.”
Lucifer season 4 is streaming on Netflix now
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