The series focuses on Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), a handsome and powerful angel who was cast out of Heaven for his rebellion. As the Devil, Lucifer tires of the millennia he spent being the Lord of Hell, punishing people. Becoming increasingly bored and unhappy with his life in Hell, he abdicates his throne in defiance of his father (God) and abandons his kingdom for Los Angeles, where he runs his own nightclub called Lux. When he finds himself involved in a murder investigation, he meets the intriguing Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German). After helping the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) solve the case by using his power to manipulate humans into revealing their deepest desires, Lucifer accepts a subsequent invitation to work with Chloe as a consultant to the department, and throughout the series, they encounter all sorts of supernatural beings while solving crimes together and developing their relationship.
The first season received mixed reviews from critics, though subsequent seasons were better rated; many critics particularly praised Ellis' performance. Despite initially high viewership for its debut, ratings remained consistently low throughout the series' three-season run on Fox. Fox cancelled Lucifer after three seasons; a month later, Netflix picked up the series for the fourth season, which received high ratings and critical acclaim. Netflix renewed the series for a fifth season of 16 episodes, which was released in two halves between August 2020 and May 2021. Although the fifth season was initially reported to be the last, in June 2020 the series was renewed for a sixth and final season of ten episodes, which is set to premiere on September 10, 2021.
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This is an easy one, and the answer very definitely is yes. The sixth and final season is on its way. Expect ten more exciting episodes, the first titled "Nothing Ever Changes Around Here."
Although no release date for the sixth season has been announced yet, showrunner Joe Henderson confirmed on Twitter that filming on the series wrapped on 31 March and even shared the title of the very last episode in a photo with fellow showrunner Ildy Modrovich, while an emotional D.B. Woodside, who plays Amenadiel, tweeted about filming his final scenes with Tom Ellis: "Thank you for everything, brother." "You are a divine talent and a true gentleman." "I love you, mate."
It sure looks like it.
Season five ended on this absolute bombshell. With God having retired and left our reality behind to go and be with Goddess, someone needs to step up and become the master of all truth. And, with Michael now seemingly defeated, that job has gone to Lucy.
It's a significant change and one that's bound to have ramifications for Chloe and Lucifer's burgeoning romance. We already know that she has misgivings about her boyfriend's new job putting strain on their relationship, so we imagine that will be a vital part of the new series.
You also have to wonder how the other celestials will take to Lucifer being their new boss. They bent the knee to him, but can they be trusted not to rebel?
Given that's how Lucifer's own story started, there would be a certain poetry in another angel rejecting his rule.
Dan's death in "Is This Really How It's Going to End?" definitely seemed final. He was shot three times, and there was a funeral and everything, so we're not anticipating a surprise resurrection, especially given Chloe's recent return from the dead.
Then again, we really can't see Lucifer and Chloe leaving him stuck in hell for all eternity. That's far too harsh a fate for Detective Douche. He's come a long way over the last five years, turning into one of the most sympathetic characters on the show.
Two things are certain: Dan's loss will significantly impact season six, and we'll probably see the character again. Joe Henderson told entertainment weekly: "Kevin Alejandro has turned Dan into one of the hearts of the show and Dan's character, is both the character we torture every season relentlessly, but we also do it because we love that character.
So he's coming back, just not the way everyone thinks he's coming back.
Come on, now. Don't be silly. Tom Ellis doesn't have an identical twin brother. Who do you think plays him?
Now, that's a more pertinent question. Michael had had his wings hacked off by Lucifer the last time we saw him, but he was still alive and on Earth. Sure, he looked defeated and bent the knee to Lucy but, if there's one thing that we know about Michael, it's that he's a sneaky SOB.
We wouldn't be at all surprised if he tried to get his revenge on Lucifer in season six. It's too early to say, but we fully expect Tom Ellis to don that sinister turtle-neck again before the end of the show.
Michael killed Chloe at the end of season five, and her soul ascended to heaven, forcing Lucy to risk everything to bring her back. He did this by placing Lilith's ring on her finger. The ring grants people immortality, but that raises its questions.
Does Chloe even want to live forever? After all, she seemed perfectly happy hanging out with her dad in heaven. And Eve has previously rejected the ring, believing that mortality is something that defines humans.
Assuming that Chloe does accept it, what happens if she takes it off? Would she die there and then? Better not go swimming, Chloe.
The destiny of Amenadiel and Dr. Martin's son feels like a big question that season six will need to address. Although he is half human and half celestial, he seems to be primarily a regular human baby, mortal and without any of the powers that Amenadiel and Lucifer enjoy.
But will that always be the case? He has potential. In season four, the demon Dromos planned to crown him as the new king of hell, after all. So perhaps he just hasn't grown into his powers yet.
So, Lucifer is now seemingly God, but there's still a vacancy over who exactly will rule over hell in his continued absence. It certainly looks like the job might go to Maze. She's keen on it, and, let's face it, she rocks the outfit, despite Lucifer saying that she looks like a bony xylophone. But will her growing relationship with Eve stand in the way of that?
Then there's the question of Maze's newly-grown soul. It's all very well ruling over the lost and the damned as a demon, but now she has to contend with actual real feelings and stuff. That's bound to be a struggle, even without the pressures of ruling over an infernal dimension.
Now that's the biggie. We've all come to love these characters over the last few years as we've seen them struggle to find their way in life.
The ending of season five was triumphant in one sense but also very ambiguous, and the loss still hangs over everyone. Joe Henderson has said that season six will be the show's most intimate season, so we're hoping that each character and relationship will get the resolution it deserves.
Most fans hope that deca star, the romantic pairing of Lucifer and Chloe, will come to a joyful conclusion with them living happily ever after. It's looking promising: he's finally said, "I love you," and even put a ring on her finger, but can a human detective and the literal devil ever indeed be happy together?
Then there are the other characters. Will Amenadiel become a cop, and how will that affect him as both an angel and father to a half-human child? Will Ella finally accept herself and find love with someone who doesn't turn out to be a secret serial killer? And how will Maze and Eve's romance turn out?
We do not doubt that the showrunners have grand plans for everyone, but one thing we've learned over the last five seasons is that true happiness doesn't come easily, and this show is willing to take both risks and put its characters through hell, quite literally, in some cases.
So, while we're sure that goodwill probably wins out, we won't be surprised if there are tears and a few bitter-sweet moments before this story reaches its end.