After waiting since last summer to know Netflix’s plans for Lucifer season 4, the streaming service is finally unleashing some good news. Not only that, but it appears as though the show is coming back perhaps earlier than anyone thought!
Today, Netflix confirmed that the fourth season of the Tom Ellis-led supernatural drama series is going to premiere all of its episodes on Wednesday, May 8, which is certainly a tad unusual in that Fridays are typically when Netflix unleash most of their shows. This is not the first time something a little different has transpired, but it is definitely worth an eyebrow raise. Maybe it is a way to give Lucifer a little more burn at a time when so many eyes are transfixed on summer movies — and Friday is of course the most-common day in which those are released. Also that Friday Amazon is releasing season 3 of Sneaky Pete and that’s a huge binge watching show so they may not want to compete with that.
To go alongside the premiere date news today, Netflix also unleashed upon us the first teaser, which seems to largely exist to remind everyone what Tom Ellis looks like with no shirt on. There’s also a brief look at the cheeky season 4 tagline of “He is risen” — pretty appropriate timing given how close we are to Easter.
Have you seen some of our recent Lucifer season 4 video coverage? Be sure to check out some of our latest conversation on the end of filming at the bottom of this article! For some more scoop, remember to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube and also check out our official playlist. You don’t want to miss any other scoop we’ve got!
What’s the story for Lucifer season 4?
We presume that the action will pick up shortly after the events of the season 3 finale, where Lucifer (Ellis) showed off his devil face to Chloe Decker (Lauren German) for the first time. Because of this reveal, the fundamental dynamics of their relationship will change! She’s gone from perceiving him a certain way to understanding him in a totally different light. She recognizes his wickedness now and you have to wonder just how much this perception will define their relationship as they press on. Will she still remember the good that she saw in this man … and will Lucifer even be around to recognize it? What complicates that slightly is the presence of Eve (Inbar Lavi), who is going to be making her first appearance this season. She and Mr. Morningstar have quite the checkered past, and she’ll be popping up with some sort of specific, shady reason.
Another notable addition to the story this time around is Graham McTavish (Preacher, Outlander) as Father Kenley, a man of faith who could easily turn out to be a powerful opponent to Lucifer. Typically, anytime you think of a priest you’re thinking of someone who is probably not in lockstep with the devil. Kinda comes with the territory.
Here’s your customary reminder…
When Lucifer premieres, watch it early and watch all of it. You don’t need to do it all in two days (though nobody would dissuade that), but Netflix is looking for some sort of tangible evidence that viewers are going to stick around and check out a possible season 5. They want to know that the demand is there, and while we certainly know it is, perhaps they just need a little bit of a nudge…
If you missed it, head over here to see another fun video featuring Ellis, German, and Lavi promoting the season. Excited to have a premiere date? Then we suggest that you share your thoughts in the comments. (Photo: Netflix.)