Netflix’s Lucifer Season 5 sets premiere date for August
Netflix has finally revealed the premiere date for the upcoming fifth season of their fan-favorite supernatural series Lucifer. Starring Tom Ellis as the titular devil, the first eight episodes of Season 5 will be available for streaming on Friday, August 21 which is more than a year since the series had its debut on Netflix.
The date announcement comes after Warner Bros. TV and Ellis had closed the deal for his potential return if Netflix has decided to renew them for a sixth season, which has been in negotiations since February.
Based very loosely on the Vertigo comic, Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) abandoned his throne. He then retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals. The show was abruptly canceled by Fox after its third season but was saved by Netflix last June.
Season 5 will be divided into two parts with Golden Globe nominee Dennis Haysbert (24, Major League) signing on for role of God. This upcoming season will also mark the reunion of 24 alums Haysbert and D.B. Woodside, who is playing the role of God’s favorite son and Lucifer’s angelic brother Amenadiel.
Warner Bros. Television produces Lucifer in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Aggressive Mediocrity. The series is vaguely based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo, from DC Entertainment. Additionally, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson are the executive producers. Len Wiseman serves as director and executive producer, while Kapinos serves as an executive consultant on the series.
The first four seasons of Lucifer are now available on Netflix.