After that shocking midseason finale, fans are understandably keen to get their hands on the second half of Lucifer season five to find out exactly what happens next.
Fortunately, progress is moving along quite nicely on the series, which was forced to halt production earlier this year as the coronavirus began spreading around the world.
The cast and crew reunited in September, with filming on season five now officially complete; but there’s still some way to go until the episodes are ready to stream.
Team Lucifer are currently hard at work on editing the upcoming chapters and there’s likely to be additional visual effects work if previous seasons are anything to go by.
This is what showrunner Joe Henderson has recently emphasised to excited fans on Twitter, suggesting it could be a while yet before part two of season five drops on Netflix.
In the meantime, Lucifans can take solace in the fact filming for Lucifer’s sixth and final season has already started, and it promises to bring the story of Lucifer and his Detective to an epic close.
Here’s everything we know so far about Lucifer season five, part two.
When is Lucifer season 5, part 2 released on Netflix?
While there’s no confirmed release date for Lucifer season five part two just yet, we do know that the show has completely wrapped filming on its fifth outing.
The cast and crew resumed production on Thursday 24th September, with the priority being to finish the season five finale, before moving on to commence work on the upcoming sixth (and final) season.
Tom Ellis had previously told Collider that the season five part two finale should take only “five or six days” to finish, at which point it needs to be edited together and added to the footage already shot.
Ellis went on to speculate on a release date, during an interview with Pilot TV podcast: “Hopefully that’ll be ready to go, I would imagine, sort of Christmastime or early next year.”
Later, co-showrunner Joe Henderson nixed any speculation of a Christmas debut, telling fans on Twitter that the next batch of episodes “definitely” won’t be released in December.
I genuinely don't know how long it'll take yet, but I think everyone should prepare for it taking longer than they'd like — post is a lot of work and takes time! (definitely not December)
— Joe Henderson (@Henderson_Joe) October 6, 2020
With this in mind, RadioTimes.com predicts Lucifer season five part two will be released in February 2021, allowing plenty of time for the show to be polished up.
Plus, with its frequently romantic storylines, Lucifer would be a perfect series to drop around Valentine’s Day, especially as Lucifer and Decker are seemingly taking their relationship to new heights.
What will happen in Lucifer season 5, part 2?
One of the most exciting episodes in season five, part two is sure to be the musical episode – titled Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam – which has long been teased by the show’s producers and cast.
At DC FanDome, we finally got our first look at the ambitious instalment, with a clip which sees Lucifer and his LAPD buddies Ella, Detective Decker and Dan perform a rendition of Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust.
The setting is an American college sports field, with a team of football players, cheerleaders and brass band musicians getting in on the action with their own choreographed dances.
— tom ellis (@tomellis17) September 13, 2020
It’s a fun clip, but the episode also looks set to pack an emotional punch; co-star Lauren German has teased a moment that she found particularly moving.
“Lucifer is in a difficult place, and Tom goes into song… and I was in my trailer just crying at how beautiful the moment is and just knowing the moment in the story, it brought tears to my eye,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “It is so absolutely touching and gorgeous… You can feel what he is feeling, through the singing, and it’s beautiful.”
There is also the small matter of God’s arrival on Earth to take care of, with Dennis Haysbert making his debut in the midseason finale, ending things on a massive cliffhanger.
Lucifer season 5, part 2 episode titles
As Lucifer fans will be well aware, each chapter title is taken from a line spoken by one of the character’s in that episode, which makes them delicious bait for rampant speculation.
Check out the intriguing titles below and have a guess at what they could be hinting at:
9. Family Dinner
10. Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam
11. Resting Devil Face
12. Daniel Espinoza: Naked and Afraid
13. A Little Harmless Stalking
14. Nothing Lasts Forever
15. Is This Really How It’s Going to End?!
16. A Chance at a Happy Ending
Is there any Lucifer behind-the-scenes content?
As part of the DC FanDome celebration, a blooper reel for the fourth season of Lucifer was officially released, providing a look at some comical antics from between takes.
Check out the clip below:
How will coronavirus affect Lucifer?
The team behind Lucifer will have to adapt some of its working practices to operate in a post-COVID world, according to series star Tom Ellis.
Speaking to DA MAN Magazine about returning to work on the show, he said: “It’s going to be challenging to say the least. We’ve had to find a way to stay safe whilst remaining productive.
“Film sets are usually a hive of activity with people constantly making adjustments and last-minute tweaks in small, confined spaces.
“Now, with the restrictions, everyone has to take their turn to do their job, so it’s going to have a big knock-on effect to how much we can physically shoot in a day.”
With most of season five part two already filmed, production changes may not be too noticeable in the next batch of episodes, but one has to wonder whether season six could see less scenes featuring crowds and more outdoor locations.
In terms of upcoming storylines, co-showrunner Joe Henderson isn’t keen on incorporating coronavirus into their pre-planned Lucifer saga, as discussed in an interview with Variety.
“Pandemic-wise, we might make some passing references to it, but we’re not going to make a meal of that,” he said. “We feel like that’s hopefully something that will be gone by then.”
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