Rumours claiming that Lucifer star Tom Ellis will be replaced by The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder in the show’s sixth series have been rife on social media this week – and now showrunner Ildy Modrovich has responded to the speculation.
Quote replying to a tweet that appeared to make light of the claims, Modrovich laughed along – simply writing “Bwahahahaha!!!!” – which seems to suggest that, as expected, there is little weight to the rumours.
— Ildy Modrovich (@Ildymojo) June 17, 2020
It’s unclear how or why the rumour started, but the speculation gained significant traction in some corners of social media – perhaps a symptom of the fanbase’s thirst for more news about the hit series.
Fans are currently awaiting the release of the show’s 16-episode fifth series on Netflix, which will be release in two eight-episode chunks, and for which no release date has officially been revealed.
The fifth series had previously been announced as the final season before the producers appeared to perform a U-turn and announced a sixth run.
Given Tom Ellis has reportedly already signed on for Lucifer season 6, the rumours were always unlikely to have been true – but it will nonetheless come as a release for fans of the show that Modrovich has laughed the suggestions off.
The showrunner earlier revealed that season 5 won’t be holding anything back, claiming “we simply try to think as bats**t as we could, as out of the box as you can, so that people don’t get tired, so we don’t get tired.”