Lucifer Season 6: Everything we know so far
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Lucifer Season 6: Everything we know so far

“Why do humans believe they can rectify one evil with another?”

Developed by Tom Kapinosand run by Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson, Lucifer is a Netflix Original of the urban-fantasy genre that would have Milton rolling in his grave. Milton spent years publishing 12 books of Paradise Lost but Kapinos needed just five seasons to make the show a cult favourite, with people drooling over the oh-so-wonderful Lucifer Morningstar and hoping to be “naughty” enough to go to Hell. 

Portrayed by Tom Ellis, Lucifer Morningstar has been banished from Hell and is tired of punishing sinners. He takes a break from this hectic life by assuming the identity of the sexy and suave Lucifer who is clad in crisp suits and is the owner of the LUX club in Los Angeles. He meets the serious and intriguing Detective Chloe Decker with whom he starts working as an alias on various crime cases. He uses his powers to extract information from people and beds various women while having eyes for the Detective. However, across the seasons, he feels himself changing while dealing with mommy and daddy issues, sibling rivalries as well as other traumatic events by indulging in therapy. 

While the premise is a lot like Castle, prepare to be more intrigued by a series that portrays the Biblical characters in the sexiest ways possible. Wait till you see the stunning Eve or Maze. while the show is a wonderful watch (thanks to Mr Ellis’ charismatic persona), one could only “desire” for the show creators to branch out and venture into untrodden waters. The format is oh-so-familiar, and something new and refreshing could probably add something more than just sex appeal.  

Rumour mills are abuzz with the news that Netflix has renewed the fan favourite for a sixth season. We decided to delve deep into the issue and bring forth the truth behind the sixth season of Lucifer on Netflix. 

Listed below is everything that you need to know about Lucifer season six.

Everything we know so far about Lucifer Season 6:

Will there be a season 6?

Lucifer season 5A was made available for streaming on Netflix in August 2020. Since the show was supposed to come to a close after a whopping five-season run, the creators wanted to make an extended season out of gratitude for the immense support from fans and split the fifth season into two halves. 

However, fans were not having it and prevailed relentlessly to see their favourites return on-screen. They were opposed to Netflix cancelling the show and rebirthed Lucifer by securing over 100K signatures on a petition to Netflix to renew the show. Being a people’s platform, Netflix renewed the show for a sixth season. 

However, the news was kept under wraps until all the required members were on board; the sixth season would have possibly not happened given Tom Ellis’ problem with contract negotiations. However, he signed the renewed contract in May 2020. On 23rd June 2020, the world was informed about Lucifer season six which is supposed to be the ultimate finale.  

To quote their official tweet, “The devil made us do it. #Lucifer will return for a sixth and final season. Like, FINAL final.”

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Will season 5B have a different ending? 

Lucifans have been posing neverending questions about the upcoming seasons. The second part of season 5 will most likely be available for streaming in August 2021. While the showrunners have not provided official confirmation, the Devil himself has roughly indicated somewhere around “Christmastime or early nest year [2022]”. Since the pandemic happened, all production plans were delayed which will subsequently hamper the release date. 

Lucifans are also eager to know if the ending of season 5B shall be changed given the sudden announcement of the sixth season as the series finale. Showrunner Joe Henderson has confirmed that the ending of season 5B shall remain exactly the same as planned. He said that neither Ildy Modrovich nor he wants to “undo everything [they] have done”. 

He has furthered teased the components of the second part of season five by saying that once the fans view 5B, they will be able to form a connection between A and B to see it as one extended season and comprehend the relationship between the two. “The things that happen in the Season 5 premiere fit in completely with the ending.”

Who are the cast members?

Lucifer would never be the same without the handsome smiling Devil played by Tom Ellis looking into the camera and claiming “What do you desire?” we can feel ourselves saying “YOU”, right? 

We desired and Netflix compiled. Here is the list of original cast members returning for the sixth season:

  • Tom Ellis as Lucifer 
  • Lauren German as Chloe
  • Lesley-Ann Brandt as Maze
  • Rachael Harris as Linda Martin
  • Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez
  • Kevin Alejandro as Dan Espinoza
  • Scarlett Estevez as Trixie Espinoza
  • D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel

There is a bunch of new stars on board seasons 5B and 6. That includes Scott Porter, Chris Coy (as Alan), Rob Zabrecky (as Horace Goldfinger), Merrin Dungey (as Sonya), Brianna Hildebrand (as Rory), Mandy Jane Turpin (as Dr Jessica La Motte) etc. 

How many episodes will season 6 have?

Amenadiel confirmed that the sixth season shall have 10 episodes contrary to rumours about the season having just eight. The writer’s room has been tormenting fans by slowly and painfully releasing the names of the new episodes. An episode with a musical has been teased but one cannot fathom where it shall be featured. While the name of the 10th episode is yet to be announced, here are the names of all the episodes we know so far:

  • Episode 601: Nothing Ever Changes Around Here 
  • Episode 602: Buckets of Baggage 
  • Episode 603: Yabba Dabba Do Me
  • Episode 604: Pin the Tail on the Baddie 
  • Episode 605: The Murder of Lucifer Morningstar
  • Episode 606: A Lot Dirtier Than That
  • Episode 607: My Best Fiend
  • Episode 608: Save the Devil, Save the World 
  • Episode 609: Goodbye, Lucifer
  • Episode 610: TBA 

DB Woodside shall be wearing the director’s hat, besides Kevin Alejandro, and direct one of the episodes in the sixth season. 

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When will production begin?

The coronavirus pandemic upstaged the pre-planned production schedule for season 5B which resumed production in late September 2020, officially on October 6, 2020. As Tom Ellis confirmed, with the end of season 5B, they would be directly moving to shoot the sixth season without further delay. 

The penultimate table read for the sixth season, as confirmed by Joe Henderson in an emotional tweet, was held in March 2021. So it is safe to assume that they shall start filming soon and the sixth season shall most likely be available for streaming on Netflix by mid-2022. 

What is the buzz around Lucifer and The Sandman

The Sandman is an upcoming American TV series based on the popular DC comics. The series would feature an incarnation of Lucifer which was, according to various rumour mills, be reprised by Tom Ellis himself. Although Ellis was supposed to play the role, it was later confirmed that he would be replaced by Gwendoline Christie (you remember Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones), as creator Neil Gaiman noted that it would be difficult to do away with the Lucifer image Tom Ellis had created on the show which could hamper the course of The Sandman.