The first half of season 5 of “Lucifer” can be streamed on Netflix. However, with so many questions from episode eight’s cliffhanger unanswered, “Spoiler Alert,” and the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unclear when the eight episodes for season 5B will surface.
Unfortunately, there is no set date for when season 5B will be up on Netflix. Like many other shows, including “The Flash,” the COVID-19 outbreak slowed and paused production, which led to some shows ending early.
“The plug got pulled, with about five or six days left to shoot. So we haven’t quite finished,” Tom Ellis, the actor that plays Lucifer in the series, said.
However, there is hope for a return of the show sooner than imagined. Although Ellis said the cast only “got about halfway through” the filming of the season 5 finale, he thinks the episodes could be released “sort of Christmastime or early next year,” according to RadioTimes.
After season 5 is completed, season 6 will immediately begin filming.
This isn’t the first time the future of the show has been unknown. Following the season 4 premiere in May 2019, Netflix announced that season 5 would be the final season and would only have 10 episodes. The show’s Twitter account posted about this too. Luckily, the show was renewed for a sixth season, which is the “final, final” season, and the 10 episodes turned into 16.
Since its premiere on Aug. 21, Forbes reported that “Lucifer’s” popularity and passionate fanbase had propelled it to “become the number one offering on Netflix, blowing past ‘The Legend of Korra,’ which was previously the number one show” and “Project Power.”
“Lucifer” is one of Netflix’s most popular shows and is “already one of the longest running Netflix original series,” according to Deadline. The show follows Lucifer Morningstar as he deals with understanding the changes in his life as he helps Chloe Decker, an LAPD detective, fight crime.
The cliffhanger shocked fans when God makes an appearance in the show to stop the fight between Lucifer and Amenadiel, Lucifer’s oldest brother, against Mazikeen “Maze” Smith, a demon from Hell that formerly served Lucifer, and Michael, the main antagonist of season 5. Fans are now left with unanswered questions. For those who have already finished binge-watching the first half of the season, their appetite for season 5B has grown.
Fans want to know things: What role will God play in the show? Will Mazikeen find a soul? Will we figure out what’s going on with Charlie? How will Michael be stopped? How will Ella Lopez cope with the truth about her relationship with Pete Daily?
Rest assured, the talented writers have so much in store for season 5B. Showrunner Joe Henderson said 5B will be the “most emotional season of the series so far” as Lucifer and his family deal with the arrival of their father and Maze’s betrayal.
“Lightness is mixed in but I feel like 5A started a little darker,” Henderson said. “5B will be both brighter and even darker still and it’s always darkest before the dawn.”
When asked in an Entertainment Tonight interview if fans can expect more Deckerstar moments and possibly dating, Henderson said, “We also want the Deckerstar moments. We also want the moments of them together as much as we also love to tear them apart.”
Also, Ildy Modrovich, writer and executive producer for “Lucifer,” emphasized in the interview that Michael “does not go away” in 5B but that there would be other “very bad characters.”
It’s not new for Lucifer and Mazikeen to have their relationship tested or go awry, but when asked if both characters can salvage their friendship, “There’s always room to mend [that friendship],” Modrovich said.
It’s obvious that fans are very excited and will be counting the days until they can sink their teeth into the remainder of season 5 of this hit DC Universe show.