Why is Lucifer ending with season 5? Why couldn’t there be more episodes at Netflix? This is a show with that sort of insatiable quality to it — once you watch a few episodes, you’re going to want more! That’s a compliment to showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich, let alone all of the cast who light up the screen night after night.
The unfortunate thing is that all good things must end … and it does look as though this is the end. There’s been confusion for weeks as to whether or not the fandom should fight for another season — it’s a subject we’ve written about before, and now Modrovich has published a new note about it on Twitter, on behalf of herself and the rest of the team. In it, she explains that a fight to save the show “won’t change” where things are right now in regards to the end of the series. Do we think that there are some out there on the show who would like to make more? Sure, but you could argue that with any job in this industry. If you love what you do, why would you want to leave? Alas, television is nomadic in nature, and there are many comings and goings that often happen.
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It feels best at this point to accept that Lucifer season 5 is the end, sad as that may be — but let’s not forget the gratitude we have that there is even a season 5! Let’s not forget the gratitude that we have that Netflix renewed the show in the first place! There’s always going to be speculation as to why the show is ending now — you could just look towards Netflix’s recent pattern of ending shows or the original programming they have planned. Modrovich commented in a separate post that, as far as she knew, the decision to end Lucifer had nothing to do with WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service. That’s a theory that is out there and we understand why — Netflix is also ending another popular Warner Bros.-produced show in Fuller House later in the year.
No matter the reason, it doesn’t change where we are when the dust settles. Lucifer is ending and it’s been a great ride. Ten episodes may not seem like a lot, but with Ildy, Joe, and the writers having advance warning, they can plan for a beautiful conclusion that pays tribute to some of these characters … and also delivers some hellish fun in the process. (Speaking of Hell, check out our piece here all about how long Lucifer should stay there following the end of season 4.)
Lucifer season 5 will open the writers’ room soon; filming will take place later this summer, and prepare yourself for a 2020 launch for the final season.
What do you think about Lucifer ending with season 5? Are you missing the show already? Be sure to share in the comments. (Photo: Netflix.)