It looks like our prayers have finally been answered as Netflix announced season 5 is not the last for our favorite Devil.
In the movie Usual Suspects, Charles Baudelaire famously said, "The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.” This rings true in Lucifer's case as well as the popular TV show has now been renewed for a sixth and final season.
The streaming giant announced the news yesterday, which means season 5 is not the end of the story for our favorite Devil. Netflix had recently announced season 5A's premiere date on August 21 without calling it the final season.
WE'RE NOT CLOWNING THIS TIME OMSHSKSKSKSK— ᴾᵃᵗ • 📍 // 58 𝙙𝙖𝙮𝙨‼️‼️ (@dxtectiveLuci) June 23, 2020
They posted a tweet saying, "The devil made us do it. Lucifer will return for a sixth and final season. like, FINAL final." From the tweet, it looks like the sixth season is really going to be the final one. Best enjoy it while we can. However, the episode count for season 6 has not been announced yet. It was previously reported by TV Line that Netflix had been in talks with Warner Bros. Television to extend the TV show's lifespan beyond its fifth season.
We got presents two days in a row! Thanks, Satan! 🙌🏼😈❤— 🖤Steph🖤 (@suchathriller) June 23, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the production came to a halt from mid-March. Season 5 will have 16 episodes which are separated into two parts; eight-episode batches. Fans would be happy to know that script for most episodes of season 5 has already been finished.
the devil rewards all who follow him 😈— Lucifer (@LuciferNetflix) June 23, 2020
In June 2019, Netflix renewed Lucifer for a fifth season, and then, a month later, the episode count was increased to 16. Some reports suggested that the streaming giant was considering ending the show towards the end of February 2020. Honestly, fans are ecstatic that Lucifer is happening for the sixth season. The show was canceled by Fox after season 3 but then later picked up by the folks at Netflix. The streaming giant gave the Devil a new lease of life and a new home.
I'M SCREAMING— Jess | 59 😈 (@CasTrash1) June 23, 2020
This decision from Netflix benefitted everyone as Lucifer became one of the most binged shows and garnered a massive fan following. Season 5 was renewed just 29 days after season 4 premiered. This goes on to show Netflix focuses on how a show does in its first month. Season 4 of Lucifer also ranked as the No. 1 show for eight weeks straight and became Netflix's most binged series of that year.
we can hear u from all the way down here 😈— Lucifer (@LuciferNetflix) June 23, 2020
But before season 6 arrives, fans still have to endure the roller coaster journey of season 5. The season will be released in two parts and will begin with Lucifer back in Hell. According to the official tease for the first eight episodes, "Lucifer makes a tumultuous return, Chloe rethinks romance, Ella finally finds a nice guy, and Amenadiel adjusts to the whole fatherhood thing." Apart from this, fans also eagerly look forward to seeing Dennis Haysbert as God, a full musical episode, and the return of Inbar Lavi as Eve.