Tom Ellis will be back as 'Lucifer' one last time as Netflix renews show for 5th and final season
Season 4 of the show which aired May 8 ended with Lucifer Morningstar (Ellis) leaving Chloe Decker (Lauren German) behind on Earth as he took his rightful place as the King of Hell
Netflix has renewed 'Lucifer' for one last season in which we will see Tom Ellis return as Lucifer Morningstar. Season 4 of the show which aired May 8 ended with Lucifer Morningstar (Ellis) leaving Chloe Decker (Lauren German) behind on Earth as he took his rightful place as the King of Hell. 'Lucifer' was picked up by Netflix after Fox canceled the show after season 3 and this was a result of a social media campaign undertaken by fans under the hashtag #SaveLucifer. So it was unclear if the show would return for another season.
Speaking about the possibility of a new season in a previous interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), actor Lesley Ann Brandt who plays the role of Mazikeen said, "I think we might. Our trailer has got four million views, which is crazy and it was humbling. I hope so (that there is season 5) as there is so much story that we could tell, and the way we ended the season, it was on a massive cliffhanger. So, I just don't see how we don't have a season 5." Turns out, she was right!
According to a report in TV Line, a statement from the series' showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich read: "We are so incredibly thankful to Netflix for resurrecting our show last season, and now 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!"
Henderson, in an earlier interview with the website, had said, "The fan support is super-important, and in particular [the first] month is going to be crucial towards whether or not we get a Season 5, because they [at Netflix] are paying attention. So far, the fan support has been amazing — everything you could ask for."
Modrovich added, "I mean, holy crap. It’s just been great. I don’t know if I could ever handle it when bad reviews came or something, because I feel so spoiled and grateful right now." It was also revealed that the showrunners have known what the opening sequence of season 5 would be, since the beginning of season 4. Modrovich 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 5, so we’re excited about that, too."
The showrunners have however not confirmed how many episodes will be there in season 5, but we cannot wait to see Lucifer Morningstar ask his favorite question, "What is it that you desire?"