“Lucifer” fans brace yourselves as the hit series officially has a season five release date. Netflix announced the devilish TV series will make its way back onto the platform on August 21.
News of the new season comes after reports circulated that the show was slated for a sixth season. Back in February, TVLine reported that the streaming giant was in talks with Warner Bros. about a possible sixth season. In May, Deadline went on to report that lead star Tom Ellis signed a deal to comeback as the title character for a sixth season, but Netflix has yet to make an official announcement.
“Lucifer” was picked up by Netflix back in June 2018, after FOX axed the series after three seasons. The cancellation kick-started a huge fan outcry, including a #SaveLucifer campaign. Netflix then released the fourth season in May 2019, following the devil coping with an intrusive priest and Eve, his first girlfriend, played by Inbar Lavi. A month later, the streamer renewed the show for a 16-episode fifth season.
“In the fifth season, the stakes are higher than ever. Secrets will be revealed, beloved characters will die, and we’ll finally get an answer to the question, ‘will they or won’t they?’” Deadline stated.