Tom Ellis has signed a new deal to return as Lucifer Morningstar if Netflix renews the show for a sixth season.
There is no doubt that Lucifer is one of the most popular shows on Netflix right now. It was revealed last year that Netflix renewed Lucifer for fifth and final series. Now, reports suggest that Tom Ellis, who plays the titular character of Lucifer Morningstar, has signed a new deal to return if Netflix decides to extend the show for one more season, exclusively reported by TV Line. The show has kept fans on edge for a long time when it comes to renewals and cancellations. The series started in 2016 and used to air on Fox and it ran for three seasons.
After the show was canceled by Fox, Netflix picked it up. The streaming giant has announced that the show's upcoming fifth season is going to be the last one. But fans quickly expressed their disappointment and that led to the news of Netflix considering extending the series for one more season. Originally, the expected fifth season was said to have 10 episodes, similar to season 4. But Netflix ordered the fifth season with six additional episodes last summer, bringing the total episodes to 16 for season five.
We still don't have much information on how season 5 is going to pan out, but we do know that Dennis Haysbert has been cast as God, a move that was a long time coming for the show. In season 4 finale, Lucifer returned to Hell and that is surely going to impact the fifth season heavily. Tom Ellis signing for season 6 even before Netflix has renewed the show comes as huge news to Lucifer's fans and if the show does get renewed, it will be one of the very few shows that have been revived twice. Reports also suggested that the other big stars of the show may already have deals that run through the sixth season. Bringing Ellis on board had to be the biggest hurdle for Netflix and now since that is done, fans don't see anything stopping Netflix from renewing the show.
It is quite possible that in the coming few days, we might just get to hear the good news that Lucifer has been renewed for a sixth season. Keep an eye out for this space as we will update it as soon as anything official is announced, but for now, it seems inevitable that the show will be renewed. We still don't know when season 5 of Lucifer is going to land on Netflix, but the release date is expected to be announced soon. Netflix Life reported that the expected release date of season 5 is around May 2020.
Unlike the fourth season, the fifth season is split into two halves, each part containing eight episodes. It was previously reported by Tv Line that a possible sixth season is most likely to have 10 or 13 episodes. Considering the series might come back to life, anything is possible at this point. And if season 6 is renewed by Netflix, it will be quite interesting to see how season 5 ends.