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Everything We Know About 'Lucifer' Season Five

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

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Everything We Know About 'Lucifer' Season Five

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Ever since the fourth season of Lucifer came to an emotional end, fans of the show have craved details of a fifth run - and, most importantly, the outcome of the devilish lead's romance with Detective Chloe Decker.

The very fact that the Biblical series was revived by Netflix was down to a heartfelt #SaveLucifer campaign on social media.

Basically, you don't cross a 'Lucifan', people.

Here's everything we know about the show's upcoming return...

What will happen to Lucifer and Chloe? (Credit: Netflix)
What will happen to Lucifer and Chloe? (Credit: Netflix)

When is Lucifer season 5 released?

The date for the release of the season 5 is still to be announced, but we do know that it's set to be some time in 2020.

However, with production on season 5 halted due to the coronavirus crisis, it's feasible that we could see delays.


Another possibility is that earlier episodes in the season are released sooner, with episodes still in production released at a later date.

Season 5 was originally going to consist of 10 episodes, but then a whole six more were added to the mix. That's another 16 hours of Biblical action to get involved with.

In more good news, when Netflix renewed the show for a fifth run, TV Line reported in March that the service may even commission a sixth season. So, there's plenty more Lucifer goodness on the horizon.


I'm new to Lucifer, what's the series about?

With shades of fantasy, comedy and drama, Lucifer centres on a devilish concept.


Lead character Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) is a fallen angel, cast out of Heaven for betrayal. Tired of residing in Hell, he relocates to Los Angeles (obviously!) and runs a club.

Before long, he becomes involved with the local police, working as a consultant with the LAPD and helping them solve tricky criminal cases.

Lucifer's supernatural powers mean mortals tell him their deepest secrets and desires.


The devilish character is based on the DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman for The Sandman comic-book series.

Lead character Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) is a fallen angel, cast out of Heaven for betrayal (Credit: Netflix)
Lead character Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) is a fallen angel, cast out of Heaven for betrayal (Credit: Netflix)

Which cast members will return?

Well, all hell will surely break loose if Tom Ellis and Lauren German don't reprise their roles as Lucifer Morningstar and Detective Chloe Decker - so we think their return is a safe bet.

Elsewhere, Dennis Haysbert will play Lucifer's former employer, the great Almighty.

We're hoping that to see Lesley-Ann Brandt return as Mazikeen and Kevin Alejandro back as Detective Dan Espinoza, alongside Rachael Harris as Dr Linda Martin and Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez.

What can we expect from the fifth season?

In an unexpected plot twist, there's going to be a musical element. Anyone else very ready to hear Lucifer's dulcet tones?

Talking about Season 5's tenth episode to EW, showrunner Ildy Modrovich said:

"We wanted to have a real grounded story reason why they're singing and dancing, and not just, 'Oh, this is going to be the one where everybody sings and dance'.

"It's been a little game of Tetris [planning the episode] but it's super fun. It's going to be amazing. It's going to be just such a bucket list thing for me."


What about the fate of Lucifer and Detective Chloe Decker's love story?

We're glad you asked! Showrunner Ildy Modrovich recently teased some cryptic clues in relation to the romance on Twitter - and naturally, fans are going all-out to break the code.

When eager viewers begged for information relating to the couple's future, Ildy shared three tantalising emojis alongside the fans' questions: a key, a fist and a kiss.

All kinds of intriguing, right? Some fans have interpreted the clues as meaning that Chloe is going to be involved in some kind of fight and provide the key to get Lucifer out of hell.

You've got to love a fan theory.

How can I catch up on previous episodes?

All of Season 4 can be watched on Netflix.

Seasons 1-3 aren't available on Netflix just yet but are expected to be migrated onto the streaming service. Until then, you can watch them on Amazon Prime.

Topics: TV and Film, TV News, TV Entertainment, Twitter, Netflix, amazon prime, lucifer

Mary-Jane Wiltsher
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