Lucifer: Tom Ellis, Netflix, WBTV Deal Reportedly Clears Season 6 Path

Don't be greedy, Lucifer fans. Just because you're getting a fifth and now most likely sixth season of Lucifer doesn't mean it was guaranteed to be a smooth journey. Sure, it looked that way going into April, with Netflix interest in a new season and signing co-showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson to new deals making prospects that much brighter. Things came to a screeching halt last month with reports that series lead Tom Ellis and Warner Bros. TV had reached an impasse on a season 6 deal. While a sixth season was built into Ellis' contract so not returning would have put him in breach, no one wanted that to happen for a wide variety of reasons. Now, it appears that won't be the case with TVLine reporting that both parties have reached an agreement on a new contract that clears the way for both a season 6 pick-up (as well as a fifth season premiere date). Representatives from both Netflix and Warner Bros. TV have not commented on the reporting.

Tom Ellis tickles the ivories on Lucifer, courtesy of Netflix.
Tom Ellis tickles the ivories on Lucifer, courtesy of 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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