Lucifer Season 5B Debuts May 28; Tom Ellis Marks Final Day of Filming

On a Monday that brings the final day of filming on the Tom Ellis-starring series's sixth and final season, Netflix let Lucifans know when they can expect Netflix's Lucifer back for the second half of its fifth season. Get ready to mark your calendars, set your alarms, and dial up the speculation because Season 5B will hit the streaming service on Friday, May 28… 2021 (just so there's no confusion).

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)

Here's a look at the official announcement- coming on the heels of a date releases "slip- up" earlier on the streaming service:

But as we said earlier, on the same day as there's short-term good news for Lucifans? There's also the fact that today is the last day of filming on the series- an occasion Ellis marks in the following Instagram post:

Here's a return look at 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 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 having to ask Lucifer something…

Earlier, 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 5B Debuts May 28; Tom Ellis Marks Final Day of Filming
Lucifer season 6 has brought on two new cast members (Images: Sony/FOX-TV)

Speaking of Season 6, 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 nine of ten 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" (Kevin Alejandro / Chris Rafferty)- with Episode 610 directed by Sherwin Shilati, and written and produced by Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson.

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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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