‘Lucifer’ Season 6 Secures Deal for Tom Ellis to Return
Lucifer on Netflix was supposed to end with season 5. However, talks are rife that Tom Ellis, who plays the titular character, just secured a deal that will bring him back to the show for a sixth season.
TV Line reported that Ellis has signed the dotted line as Lucifer season 6’s official green light is awaiting an announcement. It comes as fans were left broken-hearted when Netflix confirmed in 2019 that season 5 will be its last.
Lucifer showrunners, Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich, have also reportedly signed on to return. Allegedly, preparations are already coming together behind the scenes.
The show’s fifth season is still about to air on the streaming platform. Netflix originally ordered eight episodes but it has since been expanded to 16. The streamer, however, will divide Lucifer season 5, into two sets with eight episodes each.
“Since doing Lucifer, I’ve done press in various parts of the world, and I’m fully aware that this show is much more popular than what it had seemed to be on Fox,” Ellis said after the Netflix cancellation. “So I’m not surprised about people being angry. I just wasn’t ready for this tsunami of love that came with it.”
This wasn’t the first time Lucifer was revived from the dead. The show originally ran for three seasons on Fox. After the broadcast network canceled the series, Netflix swooped in and gave it another life with a shortened 10-episode season 4 run. Sources said that Netflix and Warner Bros began talks to continue the show early this year.
Lucifer is based on the creation of best-selling author Neil Gaiman. The show is about the king of Hell coming to Los Angeles to live among the mortals because he was rebelling against his father, God. As Lucifer in America, he begins collaborating with the police in solving crimes.