There can be no denying that Lucifans are ecstatic to finally have a release date for the second half of season five, but of course, we’ve also got one eye locked firmly on the upcoming sixth and final instalment.
Set to bring the epic romance between the Lord of Hell and Los Angeles detective Chloe Decker to its conclusion, viewers will be waiting with bated breath to find out if they’ll get the fairytale ending they deserve.
It has now been confirmed by showrunner Joe Henderson (via Word Balloon) that the last season of Lucifer will consist of 10 episodes in total, following some earlier conflicting reports that generated some confusion around the matter.
While that’s a shorter run than the current instalment, it’s 10 more episodes than we would have got had Netflix stuck to its original plan of ending the show with the fifth entry.
Filming has completely wrapped on Lucifer with all remaining episodes now in the post-production phase, where the behind-the-scenes team work hard to ensure the editing, sound and visual effects are all up to scratch.
Here’s everything we know so far about Lucifer season five, part two, including a potential release date on Netflix.
When is Lucifer season 5, part 2 released on Netflix?
CONFIRMED: Lucifer season 5B will be available to stream on Netflix from Friday 28th May, set to consist of another eight episodes.
Netflix announced the news in late March with a fun meme that acknowledged how desperate Lucifans have been for more content since binging the last batch.
We know that more episodes are what you truly desire. Season 5B arrives on Netflix May 28th. pic.twitter.com/TXP2WFZwNh— Lucifer (@LuciferNetflix) March 29, 2021
After suffering a COVID-19 related delay, production resumed on Lucifer from Thursday 24th September 2020, with the cast and crew finishing the season five finale before moving on to commence work on the upcoming sixth (and final) season.
Last year, Ellis had speculated to Pilot TV podcast that season 5B would be “ready to go” by “sort of Christmastime or early next year”, but sadly for fans that prediction missed the mark.
Lucifer season 5 cast
The full cast of season five, part one is expected to return for the second half, including of course, Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar and Lauren German as his beloved Detective Chloe Decker.
DB Woodside is also back as Lucifer’s brother Amenadiel, who also steps behind-the-camera this season in a directing capacity, while his character also struggles to raise a human baby with Rachael Harris’ Dr Linda Martin.
Meanwhile, Aimee Garcia and Kevin Alejandro will reprise their roles as LAPD staffers Ella Lopez and Dan Espinoza, both of whom will likely still be reeling from the earth-shattering revelations they went through in part one.
Lesley Ann-Brandt is set to portray the no-nonsense demon Mazikeen once again, who is still unable to find a place for herself in the mortal world on account of not having a soul.
However, that didn’t stop her from falling head over heels for the first woman, Eve (Inbar Lavi), who broke her heart in season four and will return as a guest star in the upcoming episodes.
Scarlett Estevez also remains a recurring face as Trixie Espinoza, the young daughter of Chloe and Dan, who is often an unexpected source of support for Lucifer and Mazikeen.
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.
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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