Tom Ellis signs on for sixth season of Lucifer on Netflix

Fox cancelled Lucifer, the show about what would happen if the devil left hell to run a nightclub in LA, back in 2018, after three seasons. One passionate fan outcry later, the show was picked up by Netflix, and a fourth season dropped in 2019. Soon enough, we’ll see a fifth season, originally intended as the last one…

…but maybe not! Recently, co-showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson inked new deals that would keep them in place through a sixth seasons of the show. Most of the cast members were already signed on for another year, and now, TV Line reports that Tom Ellis — Satan himself — is on board as well.

Keep in mind that this doesn’t necessarily mean that a sixth season of Lucifer is definitely coming, but why would Netflix and Warner Bros. Television go to the trouble of finalizing all these deals if they weren’t hoping to continue the show, y’know? If we don’t get an official announcement in the near future, I’ll be surprised.

In the meantime, the first four seasons of Lucifer are available to binge on Netflix, with the 16-episode fifth season to be released in two parts sometime…in the future. There’s no release date yet.

Also interesting to think about: the character of Lucifer as we see him on the show originated in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comic book, which Netflix is adapting as a series. That show is currently moving forward rapidly. Might Netflix want more Lucifer on account of the potential crossover opportunities? We don’t know but we’re happy to put the idea out into the universe.

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