The past couple of weeks have been, understandably, bittersweet for much of the Lucifer fandom. There is a sense of joy over the fact that the show is coming back, but the final-season part of it is a little sad. We know that there are some still fighting for a season 6 and, in theory, anything is possible. We’ve already shared our thoughts on that and are thoughts are simple — it’d be great to get more of the show, but we don’t fault the writers to committing to season 5 being the final season. They want to make sure that viewers get a fitting ending rather than leaving them perpetually in limbo.
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We’re going to be moving into season 5 projecting it as the end — after all, there’s no reason not to take the announcement out there at face value. What are some of the important dates/time periods to know? That’s what we’re going to try to identify within this piece!
The first phase – The writers will get back to work on season 5 scripts! We’ve haven’t gotten an indication that the room is open just yet, but it probably will be soon in order to get some scripts together before the start of filming. Maybe the writers’ room will be nice enough to share some episode titles in advance again this year!
Production – DB Woodside said recently at a convention that he anticipates filming starting off later this summer and there’s no reason to doubt him. The earlier production begins, the earlier we can celebrate it! Filming will carry through for most of the rest of the year after it commences … and could potentially go into 2020 depending on how long it goes. We’re anticipating ten episodes (that’s the standard Netflix order these days, though their now-canceled Marvel series got more), but we’ve already advocated for 16 — that’s basically a way to get almost two separate seasons wedged into one.
Premiere Dates – Regardless of episode count, we do expect an April/May premiere date for the fifth season next year. If the show does, magically, get a larger episode order (think 14 or more), maybe only the first half of it will air then. If it’s 13 episodes or fewer, they’ll probably all be available at once. The only reason we would think the final season could premiere later is if the show does get 13 episodes and they premiere all at once — it may take more time to edit and get them together than the 10 we had for season 4.
Rest assured, there’ll be more scoop and announcements throughout this summer — it’s easy to be sad about the end, but we’re trying our best to have gratitude. Back after Fox canceled the show, there was no guarantee we’d get any more at all!
What are you hoping to see the most over the course of Lucifer season 5? Be sure to share in the comments. (Photo: Netflix.)