Lucifer Season 5 Return Not on Netflix's February Calendar (For Now?)

Last week, the writing team behind Netflix's Lucifer offered fans as honest and direct of an update on when the series would be returning for the remainder of its fifth season as possible. They didn't know. Last Wednesday, the writers responded to a question about when "Season 5B" would premiere by letting fans know they're as much in the dark as the fans are. "We know everyone wants to know, but truth is even WE don't know when [Lucifer Season 5B] will come out," they admitted in the tweet while also explaining that the second half wasn't finished because of COVID surges but that they will let the fans know about the release date, trailer/teaser releases, etc. when they know.

Lucifer dropped a small clip from Season 5b on New Year's Eve. (Image: Netflix screencap)
Lucifer dropped a small clip from Season 5b on New Year's Eve. (Image: Netflix screencap)

Flash ahead to Tuesday, with Netflix releasing their monthly promo video of what series, movies, specials, etc., will premiere- in this case, for February. Want to guess what wasn't included? Yup, but that said? Not having the Tom Ellis-starring series included in the February clip could also be a smart way to keep things hush-hush until the series' return gets its own major press announcement. So for now, February appears to not be happening (and that would fit with the whole "not being finished with production" comment from the writers)- though a February 12 drop just in time for those who celebrate Valentine's Day would be a smooth move. Here's a look back at last week's tweet, followed by Netflix's promo video for the month of February:

What follows are two special "fan-cam" moments offering brief teases of what fans will be getting when the second half of Season 5 debuts. At the end of the first clip, Chloe Decker (Lauren German) wants to know where God (Dennis Haysbert) took his family. In the second clip, viewers get a look back at the first half of the season before a brief look at what's to come- with "dear old dad" God (Dennis Haysbert) having to ask Lucifer something…

 

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Lucifer, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD…and the savvy detective Chloe Decker in particular. In Part A of season 5, Lucifer's twin brother Michael secretly takes the devil's place on earth while he's back in Hell. Eventually, Lucifer must return and face the mess his brother made with his life. He'll also finally confront his feelings for Chloe, and answer a question fans have been asking since the very beginning: "will they or won't they"?

Last month, Lucifans learned that Merrin Dungey (Big Little Lies, Star Trek: Picard) and Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool, Tragedy Girls) were joining the cast for its final season. Dungey's Sonya is a no-nonsense uniform cop who forms an unlikely bond with Amenadiel. Hildebrand's Rory is a rebellious, angsty, and ready-to-start-some-trouble angel hoping to follow in Lucifer's footsteps. Small problem. It doesn't take too long for Rory to realize Lucifer isn't exactly the devilish big bro she hoped he'd be.

Lucifer season 6 has brought on two new cast members (Images: Sony/FOX TV)
Lucifer season 6 has brought on two new cast members (Images: Sony/FOX-TV)

Speaking of the sixth season, how about some intel on the episodes in the form of titles, directors, and writers? Because that's what the show's writers have offered over the past few weeks. For our first eight chapters, we have (with directors/writers) "Nothing Ever Changes Around Here" (Kevin Alejandro/ Mike Costa), "Buckets of Baggage" (Richard Speight Jr. / Jen Graham Imada), "Yabba Dabba Do Me" (Nathan Hope / Joe Henderson), "Pin the Tail on the Baddie" (Viet Nguyen / Carly Woodworth), "The Murder of Lucifer Morningstar" (Lisa Demaine / Lloyd Gilyard Jr.), "A Lot Dirtier Than That" (Claudia Yarmy / Ildy Modrovich), "My Best Fiend" (Nathan Hope / Julia Fontana), "Save the Devil, Save the World" (DB Woodside / Aiyana White), and "Goodbye, Lucifer" (Karen Gaviola / Chris Rafferty).

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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