We now know that Lucifer season 5 is going to be the final one for the series on Netflix and the reaction to that is a rush of bittersweet feelings right to the brain. We’re thrilled that the show is getting a five season run, but you also can’t continue to do a forever (unless you are Law & Order: SVU which is going into it’s 21st season this fall becoming the longest running TV drama!!!). The studio, the writers, and the cast are at the mercy of some executives in suits who make the determination as to how much burn they want to give the show.
In the case of Netflix, they’ve opted for season 5 to be the end when it comes to Lucifer. While there is a sense of gratitude among all for getting to say a proper goodbye (something many shows don’t ever get a chance to do), we are getting more of a sense now that this was a Netflix decision more than a creative one to end at this time. Speaking via Nerds4Life while at a convention in Melbourne recently, star DB Woodside made it clear that he and the rest of the cast were hoping for at least one more season after season 5:
“I think we felt like we had six seasons [in our mind], but it’s only one season short of what we were all thinking, anyway. Every good thing comes to an end.”
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Woodside also added that even if the show had gotten a season 6, there would still be a lot of sad viewers — and a lot of sad actors, as well. Truth is, ending the show was going to be a less-than-happy occasion no matter when it happened. It just so happens that it’s being done now and everyone involved has a chance to wrap things up and make the fifth season the best that they possibly can. We’ve already made the case for a 16-episode split season for Lucifer season 5 — mostly because that would make the show feel somewhat similar to having two more seasons. That’s unlikely to happen, but never stop dreaming, right?
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Woodside also believes that season 5 will start filming in late July or early August, but that sort of stuff is subject to change. If the season 5 episode order is in fact ten, it’s likely that it will be available on Netflix come next spring and the show will follow the same pattern it just did — hopefully, it serves as a fitting conclusion and we’ll be cheering for everyone to be getting some other awesome gigs once the show is done. They will have a chance to dive into pilot season once this show is over and that’s good news for the cast so they can still finish out Lucifer and not miss out on any new opportunities.
Later this summer, we’ll likely get more scoop on new potential cast members and so much more — including possible story twists! Keep checking back for more, and let us know in the comments if you wanted to see a Lucifer season 6. (Photo: Netflix.)