While its fifth season was original conceived as its last, recent developments are suggesting that Netflix and Warner Bros. Television’s Lucifer will return with a sixth season. Comicbook reports that star Tom Ellis (Isn’t It Romantic), who plays the title character, has signed on for another season of the popular comic book adaptation.
A sixth season has not yet been officially ordered by Netflix, but showrunners Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami) and Joe Henderson (White Collar) have also signed contracts alongside Ellis.
Ellis’ return comes after a brief period of uncertainty in regards to his contract. As reported by Comicbook back in April, Ellis was initially unwilling to agree to the terms outlined in the Warner Bros.’ contract. While the exact point of contention between Warner Bros. and Ellis was not elaborated on in this report, possible reasons were given by the reporter, including the difficult nature of reviving a contract for a series previously thought to be ended. Despite this, Ellis’ passion for the series has always been apparent, and as of today, he has officially signed on.
Lucifer has had a complicated history throughout its run. Premiering on Fox in 2016, the series ran for three seasons until its cancellation 2018. Fan petitions demanding a revival were launched soon after and Netflix picked up the series for two more seasons. Season 4 released in 2019 and season 5 is expected to release later this year.
The series follows Lucifer as he takes residence in Los Angeles after departing Hell. The fallen angel opens a nightclub and begins working with the LAPD in solving crimes. With the fifth season written to be the show’s last, the future of the show’s plot remains unknown. The past four seasons are available to stream on Netflix right now.