Lucifer is coming back to Netflix for season 5 in 2020 and increasingly, it looks like it won’t be the final season of the series.
Here’s what we know about season 5 of Lucifer on Netflix, what we can expect from the story, the episode titles, the production schedule and what the chances are for season 6 of Lucifer.
Note: This post was last updated on March 8th, 2020.
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.
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
Episode 503 – “!Diablo!” – Written by Mike Coats, Directed by Claudia Yarny
Episode 504 – “It Never Ends Well for the Chicken” – Aiyana White, Directed by Viet Nguyen
Episode 505 – “Detective Amenadiel” – Joe Henderson, Directed by Sam Hill
Episode 506 – “BluBallz” – Written by Jen Graham Imada, Directed by Richard Speight, Jr.
Episode 507 – “Our Mojo” – Written by Julia Fontana, Directed by Nathan Hope
Episode 508 – “Spoiler Alert” – Written by Chris Rafferty, Directed by Kevin Alejandro
Episode 509 – “Family Dinner” – Written by Joe Henderson and directed by Nathan Hope
Episode 510 – “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam” – Written by Ildy Modrovich and directed by Sherwin Shilati.
Episode 511 -“Resting Devil Face” – Written by Mira Z. Barnum, Joshua Duckworth, and Richardo Lopez Jr.
Episode 512 – “Daniel Espinoza: Naked and Afraid” – Written by Mike Costa, directed by Greg Beeman
Episode 513 – “A Little Harmless Stalking” – Written by Julia Fontana & Jen Graham Imada and directed by Richard Speight, Jr.
Episode 514 – “Nothing Lasts Forever” – Written by Chris Rafferty & directed by Lisa Demaine
Episode 515 – “Is This Really How It’s Going to End?!” – Written by Jason Ning & directed by Ildy Modrovich
As of March 8th, we’re waiting on the episode name reveal for episode 16 of Lucifer.
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.
Eve in Lucifer season 4 – John P. Fleener/Netflix
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.
Lucifer Season 5 will be split into two halves
After much rumor and speculation, it has been confirmed that the final season of Lucifer will be split into two halves.
It’s not uncommon for titles to have their final seasons released in two halves. One of the most notable series to do this was Breaking Bad, which also split its fifth season, this only increased anticipation to the climactic finale.
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 the first half of season 5 of Lucifer release on Netflix?
With production in full swing, it should come as no surprise that we’re expecting a 2020 release date for Lucifer season 5.
The first half of season 5 is likely to arrive in the Summer of 2020, meanwhile, we expect the second half to drop towards the end of 2020.
Why won’t Lucifer be back for season 6?
Up until the start of 2020, it was believed that season 5 was set to be the last for Lucifer on Netflix. However, several developments have built up meaning that we’re probably going to get more seasons post-season 5 on Netflix. Here’s what we know.
In February 2020, however, TVLine has reported that there have been ongoing talks between Netflix and Warner Bros. to keep Lucifer going beyond the fifth season. This included the showrunners signing up for another season and in March 2020, Tom Ellis signed on for more episodes.
Perhaps the biggest tease to date is from DB Woodside who teased “a super secret project” for Netflix and Warner Brothers.
Other Lucifer Season 5 News
On September 23rd, one of the newest supporting cast members was announced. Matthew Bohrer has previously starred in supporting roles on Amazon’s Goliath, General Hospital, Masters of Sex and Blockbuster.
On October 11th, Brianne Davis who appeared in HISTORY Channel’s Six, Jarhead (2005) and Synchonicity (2015) has been cast in season 5 as Detective Dancer.
On October 28th, it has been confirmed that the final season of Lucifer will be split into two halves.
In November 2019, it was listed that Erin Cummings who has starred in the likes of Spartacus will play the role of Mandy in season 5.
On November 22nd, IMDb was updated with another cast announcement. Nashville’s Chaley Rose will feature in season 5 as Destiny Page.
In December, Lucifer cameoed in the DC universe crossover Infinite Earth. You can see his cameo in the clip below or you can wait for Infinite Earths to hit Netflix. This has led to speculation that John Constantine could feature in Netflix’s final season of the show. Tom Ellis said in an interview it was a struggle to keep his cameo a secret.
On December 21st, the Lucifer writers team took to Twitter to wish everyone Happy Holidays. Also on December 21st, we got word of the Lucifer conventions coming to the USA in 2020.
On January 6th, 2020 Entertainment Weekly exclusively revealed that Dennis Haysbert will be joining the cast to play the role of God. This, of course, implies Lucifer and his brother will be spending lots of time with their father in the final season.
On January 17th, 2020 w elearned that Catherine Dent will appear in season 5 as Dr. Alice Porter.
On January 21st, 2020 we learned that Annie Funke will play the role of Sister Francine in episode 5.
In February 2020, Neil Gaiman took to Twitter to talk to a number of Lucifer fans who claim that Lucifer was canceled because of The Sandman. That’s false.
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