Lucifer's fifth season, part 2, is just a month away. All episodes will be available on May 28th. Here’s our most comprehensive look at season 5 part 2 of Lucifer including all the plot details, trailers, production updates and a tease for Lucifer season 6 too.
As you’re all probably aware, Lucifer has become one of Netflix’s biggest Original series having been picked up from Fox after its abrupt cancelation. Netflix took over production after season 3. Season 4 was released on May 8, 2019, with the latest season coming on August 21, 2020.
We’ve already got lots of coverage for season 5 of Lucifer including the complete soundtrack guide for the new series. Lucifer was also the most watched Netflix original since early 2020 when Netflix introduced its top 10 features. This was also reflected in Neilsen's viewing statistics.
We’ll first begin our big preview with the official trailer released on April 30th, 2021 that came with the caption:
“It’s time to meet your new maker!”
Netflix also released the first photos of its new series on April 30th.
Editor's Note: Some of the information in this article has been extracted from our Lucifer Season 5 Preview.
After a very long production process (thanks to COVID-19 – more on this below), we’ve perhaps waited much longer than we would’ve hoped for season 5 part 2.
We were teased with all episode titles long before Lucifer 5 Part 1 was released on Netflix. We’ve included the most up-to-date list of the episode titles for episodes nine through 16 below.
It’s worth noting that the episode titles were announced up until March 12th, 2020 which is before the renewal of Lucifer season 6 so we’re not yet sure whether any episode titles will change but we have no doubt that it will affect the meat of the final episode as we’ll move onto in a just a second.
Status of production: Ready for release. Last update: 05/23/2021.
Part two is almost complete. It is true that every episode from episode 1 to 16 was filmed up to and including the one with the pandemic. That was later contradicted by Tom Ellis who said “We were about halfway through it. So we go back, we start with that, and then we go straight into season 6.”
Late June 2020 saw word that Lucifer's 5th season had been moved to October 2020. This date was apparently moved forward by TVLine in September 2020, who confirmed that Lucifer season 5 part 2 was currently in production and would resume on September 24, 2020.
The cast members returned to the set two days early, on September 22, 2020. There were extensive new procedures in place to ensure a safe environment.
A screenshot from a conference call also shows Tom Ellis in his face-lifted new mask.
It’s also thought there’s set to be some reshoots given the dramatic renewal of season 6 and the plot changes needed to keep the series going.
We were able to view some footage of what was happening during the filming of the return. Two massive cranes, one set up inside a stadium football field is the largest tease. This could be Michael and Luci's showdown.
Production has shifted to Lucifer season 6, which was filmed in back-to-back, as of October 2020.
This means that the series is currently in post-production, which was confirmed at Baltimore Comic-Con Live event on October 25th. Joe Henderson when asked about post-production said that “it’s coming well”. Also, he stated that the post-production of all seasons up to episode 16 (season 5) has been completed with only the final part to be produced. He also states that 516 is going to take longer just because of how big the episode saying that it’s “very expensive.”
He stated that Netflix is currently in the midst of cleanup with regards to localization and preparing marketing materials.
The entire talk by Joe Henderson at comic-con lasted two hours. There were many more details. Full video below.
On January 2nd, 2021 Ildy Modrovich provided a small update on where season 5 part 2 was at saying that they’re still working on VFX and dubbing.
We know so far of several guest stars who will be featured in the second part.
The main star of the episode, Dennis Haysbert, will continue his appearance in the second half. We’re referring to Dennis Haysbert who plays the role of God with his inclusion in the series being announced back in January 2020.
We learned in May 2020 that Alison McAtee, who is well-known for her work with The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN and Californication), would be guest staring as Elizabeth Newman on episode 14.
In September 2020, we also learned that Catherine Dent (most famous for her appearance on The Shield in 2000s on FX) will be appearing in musical episode as Dr. Alice Porter.
In early September 2020, we got word of another new guest star in the form of Teri Reeves who has featured in Netflix’s The Punisher, Once Upon a Time, and Chicago Fire.
Netflix Life discovered that Scott Porter, who has appeared in Speed Racer and Ginny & Georgia, would also appear in the second half season 5.
Here’s a few other guest stars set to appear in the final episodes of Lucifer season 5:
Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Inbar Lavi will return as Eve in season 5, part 2.
Let’s quickly catch up on the final events of episode eight, “Spoiler Alert”.
The episode ends in an epic double showdown with Lucifer fighting Maze, and Amenadiel fighting the new villain of the series, Michael (Lucifer’s twin brother). The fight ends with light beams reaching the office building, and God standing on the top of each step.
God exclaims “That’s enough” before calmly saying: “Children, I know I hate it when you fight” and then cut to credits.
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Most fans worked this out to be “God’s extended stay on Earth”.
We’re still yet to see what Michael’s endgame or ultimate plan is telling Lucifer “Oh, you’ll just have to wait and see.”. Many speculate that the DC Universe could be created if the series stays true to its origins in comic books.
We do know some other things about season 5 part 2 including the fact we may get to see Maze’s (played by Lesley-Ann Brandt) demon face with her telling an outlet: “I have a great scene in the back half of the season with Dennis and it’s incredibly… Well, you get to see my demon face in that scene, I think I can drop that in there!”.
It’s also been teased that season 5 part 2 will be the most emotional yet.
Joe Henderson said that Amenadiel's biggest role throughout the season was being a father.
“That’s such a big part of Season 5, particularly with Amenadiel, who is dealing with all of those issues of fatherhood,”
Episode 10 will be the episode in black-and-white set in the 1940s. You can read more about that in Entertainment Weekly’s preview for the episode.
Lucifer featured as part 2 of DC Fandome's September 12, 2020 event.
Here’s what was touted as to what you can expect from the Lucifer panel:
“Lucifer is back from Hell, and the series is bringing a never-before-seen blooper reel from season 4 along with an exclusive clip of “Another One Bites the Dust” from the upcoming musical episode. Director Sherwin Shilati and Lucifer executive producers/showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich discuss what it took to put together such a massive musical episode — and how they have been able to keep it under wraps for so long.”
The panel featured creators discussing the last season and dropping the first glimpse of the new season, along with an excerpt from the musical episode.
If you’re looking for a preview of all the tracks you can expect, Netflix posted the list on May 12th which includes:
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