Lucifer Season 5: So Did Netflix "Leak" the Series' Return Date?

With all of the rumors, innuendo, and dumpster fires of speculation, it looks like Netflix may have "slipped" (???) and accidentally revealed the premiere date for the first eight episodes of Lucifer season 5: Friday, August 21. Subscribers to the streaming service found the message you see below apparently sharing the good news – that is, before it was taken down. Was it a mistake? We're thinking it was a planned one. Is the date legit? We're leaning towards it, especially since it would be happening the day before WarnerMedia's big DC Fandome virtual convention.

Is this the Lucifer season 5 return date? (Image: Netflix)

Here's a look back at the shooting script info tweet sent out to usher in the title of the season 5 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", "Nothing Last Forever", "Is This Really How It's Going To End?!", and "A Chance at a Happy Ending" (so much to unpack in that run of titles).

Modrovich is set to helm the season's penultimate episode, "Is This Really How It's Going To End?!" (written by Ning, and what a wonderfully ironic title). 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:

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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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