Netflix Reportedly in Talks With Warner Bros. About a Possible Sixth Season for ‘Lucifer’
Netflix isn’t ready to give the devil his due. “Lucifer” may be extended beyond its fifth and assumed final season, reports TVLine. The streamer is in talks with Warner Bros. about a possible sixth season.
“Lucifer” is based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. The series follows the original fallen angel who leaves hell to live in Los Angeles and run a snazzy nightclub.
Here’s the backstory to the comic-book drama: “Lucifer” was picked up by Netflix in June 2018, after a three-season run on Fox. The Fox cancellation kick-started a huge fan outcry, including a #SaveLucifer campaign.
Welsh actor Tom Ellis (“Miranda,” “Rush”) plays the lead, Lucifer Morningstar. He also does his own singing. Ellis has said the script, rather than the pay, was the compelling motive for taking the role.
In talking about the series’ intense popularity, especially globally, and the campaign to sustain it, Ellis told TVLine: “I’m not surprised about people being angry. I just wasn’t ready for this tsunami of love that came with it.”
Netflix released the fourth season in May 2019, which found the devil coping with an intrusive priest and Eve, his first girlfriend, played by Inbar Lavi (“Imposters,” “Prison Break”). A month later, the streamer renewed the show for a 16-episode fifth season.