Leave it to Tom Ellis' Lucifer to keep fans twisting in a fiery pit of mindless speculation – torn between updates on if the series will be returning for a sixth season (more on that below) and what they can expect from the upcoming fifth season. When it comes to the latter, we have you covered: how about the title of the season's 15th episode and the pleasant surprise that series showrunner/executive producer Ildy Modrovich will helm "Is This Really How It's Going To End?!" (written by Jason Ning – and what a wonderfully ironic title).
Special thanks to the show's writers room for both the directing news as well as updating our list of the season's episode titles (see below):
— Lucifer Writers Room (@LUCIFERwriters) February 27, 2020
Now that she's free to talk about it (so wait, as showrunner would she have to yell at herself if she spoiled anything), here's Modrovich's thoughts on the announcement:
— Ildy Modrovich (@Ildymojo) February 28, 2020
Here's a look back at the shooting script info tweet sent out to usher in the title of the season opener, sporting the curious-sounding title "Really Sad Devil Guy" – written by executive producer Jason Ning (The Expanse) and directed by Eagle Egilsson (Gotham). Following the opener, viewers can look forward to "Lucifer! Lucifer! Lucifer!", "¡Diablo!", "It Never Ends Well for the Chicken", "Detective Amenadiel", "BluBallz", "Our Mojo", "Spoiler Alert", "Family Dinner", "Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam", "Resting Devil Face", "Daniel Espinoza: Naked and Afraid", "A Little Harmless Stalking", and "Nothing Last Forever" (so much to unpack in those titles).
— Lucifer Writers Room (@LUCIFERwriters) August 29, 2019
Reports began circulating that Netflix was actively pursuing a sixth season of the series – which has found its popularity grow in its later seasons and after its move from FOX to the streaming service. Executive producers Modrovich and Joe Henderson would need to sign new deals but there is an across-the-board interest in another season. With production on a new season expected to start in September, the streaming service and Warner Bros. TV will also need to secure new deals with Ellis and other members of the returning cast.