‘Lucifer’ Season 5: Netflix Release Time, News & What to Expect

Review Ethan / 2022-12-17 10:26:25

Part one of Lucifer's two-part fifth season will air on August 21, 2020. Here’s the most comprehensive everything you need to know guide to what we know about season five of Lucifer on Netflix, including what we can expect from the story, the episode titles, the production schedule, and confirmation that season six is a go!

Notice: This article was last updated August 20, 2020.

Let's quickly review the journey to Season 5. Netflix was able to acquire the show from FOX after it had been cancelled in 2018 for three seasons. After a huge fan campaign, the revival was possible.

The early seasons of Lucifer were added to Netflix at the beginning of 2019 and although all of the previous seasons aren’t available on Netflix everywhere, season four premiered exclusively on Netflix around the world on May 8th, 2019.

There’s a lot to cover for Lucifer season five, so we’ll begin with the first full trailer for the upcoming season.

When will Lucifer Season Five premiere on Netflix worldwide?

Season 5A, Lucifer is due to be released on Netflix worldwide August 21, 2020. If you’re wanting to watch it as and when it drops on Netflix, you may be wanting to go to bed early or skip going to bed depending on where you live.

Each episode will be available at the same time at 12:01 PST (PST) on Netflix

If you’re not on PST, here’s a relative guide to when the series will stream where you live.:

Time Zone Time available to stream
Pacific Standard Time 12:00 AM (GMT-8)
Mountain Standard Time 1:00 AM (GMT-7)
Central Standard Time 2:00 AM (GMT-6)
Eastern Standard Time 3:00 AM (GMT-5)
British Daylight Savings Time 08:00 AM (GMT)
Central European Time 09:00 AM (GMT+1)
Eastern European Time 10:00 AM (GMT+2)
India Standard Time 12:30 PM (GMT+4:30)
Japan Standard Time 16:00 PM (GMT+8)
Australian Eastern Time 18:00 PM (GMT+10)
New Zealand Day Light Time 19:00 PM (GMT+11)

Alongside the original date announcement video, we also got a short tease with the title “Lucifer’s Sexiest Moments”.

Netflix's journey to Lucifer season 5

Let’s quickly recap how we got to season five of Lucifer before diving deeper into this season.

The series received its fifth season order on May 7, 2019. However, it’s a bittersweet announcement as the show has also been given a final season order.

In a statement to Hollywood Reporter, Netflix said: “We are thrilled that Lucifer fans around the world have embraced this series on Netflix, and we can’t wait to give them the big finish they’ve all been waiting for.”

These are more reactions by Lucifer's cast on the season five renewal.

Ildy Modrovich who serves as the main showrunner said: “Whoop whoop!!!! The fifth season is on its way! We are so grateful to Lucifamily for their love and support! Thank you to @LuciferNetflix, for being our best friends EVER! It’s our final season so we’re planning to make it COUNT!!”

Joe Henderson who serves as the co-showrunner said this: “The fans brought us back to life. We can now finish the story according to our own terms. Can’t wait for you guys to see what’s in store!”

Tom Ellis had this to say: “Well look what happened! A 5th and final season of #Lucifer is coming to @LuciferNetflix thank you to all you loyal #lucifans for watching…now let’s end this thing properly”

How is Lucifer Season Five Produced?

Current Production: Season 5b is scheduled to resume in October 2020. (Last update: June 2020).

In late June 2019, Ildy took to Twitter to confirm that they’re heading back to the writer’s room in July 2019. On July 12th, 2019 we got a photo from the entire team back in the writer’s room.

Netflix had announced in September that the fifth season of Season 5 was already being filmed. An image showing the entire cast gathered at the table was included with the news. Filming began on September 6, 2019, and ended in March 2019.

They had finished the table reading for episode 9 in December 2019. We believe that’ll be the final episode of part one for Lucifer given the fact its episode name includes a spoiler and the fact the writers and cast have both said how emotional the episode is.

Also in December 2019, the See What’s Next account from Netflix shared a first look screen for season five.

We were informed in February 2020 that all episodes had been completed by the writers. The last Lucifer Writing Room day was February 7, 2020. To commemorate the occasion, DB Woodside made the following statement:

“Today was the last full day for the writers in the room. Please make sure to flood their timelines w love & gratitude.”

Chris Rafferty stated the following:

Final day of the Lucifer Writers Room as we finished plotting our series finale. It hasn’t sunk in yet because we still have more writing, shooting & editing to do, but we celebrated this bittersweet day with lots of laughs & love”.

Lucifer, one of many WBTV shows that were temporarily canceled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, was discovered in March 2020.

Part A is due to be released in August 2020. All eyes now turn towards when Lucifer season 5B filming will resume.

We were informed in June 2020 that the filming of season 5b will resume in Los Angeles in mid-October 2020.

Episode names for Lucifer Season Five Episodes

At the end of August 2019, we got word of the first episode name and who’s writing and directing. We slowly started to get new episodes names thanks to the LuciferWriters account.

  • Episode 501 – “Really Sad Devil Guy” – Written by Jason Ning, Directed by Eagle Egilsson
  • Episode 502 – “Lucifer! Lucifer! Lucifer!” – Written by Ildy Modrovich, Directed by Sherwin Shilati
  • Episode 503 – “!Diablo!” – Written by Mike Coats, Directed by Claudia Yarny
  • Episode 504 – “It Never Ends Well for the Chicken” – Aiyana White, Directed by Viet Nguyen
  • Episode 505 – “Detective Amenadiel” – Joe Henderson, Directed by Sam Hill
  • Episode 506 – “BluBallz” – Written by Jen Graham Imada, Directed by Richard Speight, Jr.
  • Episode 507 – “Our Mojo” – Written by Julia Fontana, Directed by Nathan Hope
  • Episode 508 – “Spoiler Alert” – Written by Chris Rafferty, Directed by Kevin Alejandro
  • Episode 509 – “Family Dinner” – Written by Joe Henderson and directed by Nathan Hope
  • Episode 510 – “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam” – Written by Ildy Modrovich and directed by Sherwin Shilati.
  • Episode 511 -“Resting Devil Face” –  Written by Mira Z. Barnum, Joshua Duckworth, and Richardo Lopez Jr.
  • Episode 512 – “Daniel Espinoza: Naked and Afraid” – Written by Mike Costa, directed by Greg Beeman
  • Episode 513 – “A Little Harmless Stalking” – Written by Julia Fontana & Jen Graham Imada and directed by Richard Speight, Jr.
  • Episode 514 – “Nothing Lasts Forever” – Written by Chris Rafferty & directed by Lisa Demaine
  • Episode 515 – “Is This Really How It’s Going to End?!” – Written by Jason Ning & directed by Ildy Modrovich
  • Episode 516 – “A Chance At a Happy Ending” – Written by Joe Henderson & Ildy Modrovich & directed by Karen Gaviola

The Lucifer Writers account published the last episode for season five on March 12, 2012.

Season five: What can you expect from Lucifer?

Beware: There are spoilers in store

Netflix has a great Lucifer recap, which covers seasons 1 through 3.

Before we get into the story of season 5a, let’s just recap the final episode as there’s a lot to dive into.

The final episode (episode ten – “Who’s da New King of Hell?”) sees Lucifer return home to help contain hell, which is now spilling into Los Angeles. Chloe and Lucifer also reveal their love for each other (no surprise there) with Lucifer saying, “his first love was never Eve”.

Throughout the season, we’ve seen Chloe struggle to come to terms with the fact Lucifer has a demonic side, which is why the introduction of Eve made sense.

Season 4 sets the stage for future seasons, with demons returning to hell from Hell now. Lucifer has no plans of ever coming home.

Lucifer says his last goodbye to Chloe in the episode's final segment. He returns home temporarily, but hopefully.

We know what we know about the Lucifer Season Five Story

OK, let’s now move into the story for season five.

See the trailer above to see that Chloe has not been doing well since Lucifer left. She’s in a downward spiral but Lucifer soon returns (or so it seems).

It’s then revealed that Lucifer is acting differently, but that’s because he is. The trailer then reveals that Lucifer is not himself because it’s his twin brother, Michael. Michael reveals he’s not only come to Earth to replace but also destroy Lucifer’s previous life.

End of trailer shows the brothers fighting it out.

EW was granted a first glimpse at the forthcoming noir episode in July 2020. It’s set to be the fourth episode in the fifth season.

What number of episodes are there in Lucifer's fifth season?

We were originally told Lucifer would have ten episodes in its final season. However, as of July 2019, it appears that Netflix has expanded the order for Lucifer.

It’s worth noting that the series is confirmed to be split into two halves, however. Part 1 will probably consist of 8 episodes and part 2 of the same number.

The series has been expanded to 16 episodes, meaning we’ll have nearly 16 hours worth of new content come 2020.

Is Lucifer coming back for Season Six on Netflix?

It was thought that Lucifer's fifth season would be his last on Netflix. This was up until 2020. However, several developments have built up meaning that we’re probably going to get more seasons post-season 5 on Netflix. Here’s what we know.

TVLine reported in February 2020 that talks were ongoing between Netflix and Warner Bros. regarding Lucifer's future. The showrunners signed up for another season, and Tom Ellis was added to the roster for additional episodes in March 2020.

Perhaps the biggest tease to date is from DB Woodside who teased “a super-secret project” for Netflix and Warner Brothers.

We were informed in April 2020 that negotiations with Tom Ellis had ended due to a dispute over a contract between Warner and Ellis. This was resolved in May 2020, when Tom Ellis signed up for season two of Lucifer.

We finally received confirmation on June 23, 2020 that Lucifer season 6 is happening. This confirms it will be the last season.


As for when we’ll get more details on season six, in late August 2020, Warner Brothers is set to do a virtual fan event that includes Lucifer according to Variety.

We were informed in July 2020 that DB Woodside will be back for the sixth season. The actor tweeted the following:

Happy to announce that I will be returning to Lucifer for season 6. Additionally, I will be directing an episode for our final season. This is a beautiful cast. We stand by each other. We fight for one another.

So… let’s get to work.

We’ll be splitting everything up about what we know about season six once season 5A has hit Netflix.

Casting announcements and other Lucifer Season Five news

  • One of the supporting cast members for The Voice was revealed on September 23, 2019. Matthew Bohrer has previously starred in supporting roles on Amazon’s Goliath, General Hospital, Masters of Sex and Blockbuster.

  • On October 11th, Brianne Davis who appeared in HISTORY Channel’s Six, Jarhead (2005) and Synchonicity (2015) has been cast in season 5 as Detective Dancer.

  • It has been confirmed, that Lucifer's final season will be divided into two halves on October 28th.
  • It was announced that Erin Cummings, who has appeared in Spartacus and other shows in recent years will be playing the part of Mandy for season 5.

  • IMDb updated its database with an additional cast announcement on November 22nd. Nashville’s Chaley Rose will feature in season five as Destiny Page.

  • Infinite Earths, the DC Universe crossover in December 2019, featured Lucifer. The clip above shows Lucifer's appearance. You can also watch the video below, or wait until Infinite Earths hits Netflix. This has led to speculation that John Constantine could feature in Netflix’s final season of the show. In an interview, Tom Ellis stated that it was difficult to keep the appearance of John Constantine secret.
  • Entertainment Weekly revealed on January 6th that Dennis Haysbert would be playing the role of God. This implies that Lucifer and his brother will spend a lot of time together in the last season.
  • We learned on January 17, 2020 that Catherine Dent would be appearing in Season Five as Dr. Alice Porter.
  • We learned on January 21st 2020 that Annie Funke would play Sister Francine in Episode Five.
  • Neil Gaiman used Twitter in February 2020 to speak to Lucifer fans, who claimed that The Sandman had caused the cancellation of his show. Gaiman has confirmed this is a false rumour.

  • We were informed in May 2020 that Allison McAtee will be playing Elizabeth Newman, the lead role, in episode ten of season 5.

  • Lucifer DVD is for those who enjoy it. The fourth season was released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 12, 2020. For those in the United States, you can rent it via Netflix’s DVD.com platform.
  • We heard that Adam Korson was going to appear in the sixth episode of Season Five's June 2020 edition.

  • We heard that another cast member was joining the fifth season in mid-June 2020. Betsy Baker, who previously appeared in Sharp Objects and The Evil Dead, is featured in episode 6. She’ll play the role of Sister Molly.

  • TVLine revealed exclusively in June 2020 that Rob Benedict will guest star on season 5.

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