Lucifer fans may be looking forward to the upcoming release of the long awaited second half of season five, but showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson are already looking ahead to the final instalment of the series.
Eight more episodes of Netflix’s highly successful fantasy hit will finally be arriving on Friday, May 28. Lucifer will then come to an emotional end with its highly anticipated sixth season, and the show’s head writers have given an early indication of when the final outing will hit screens.
Lucifer showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson have said the break between Lucifer’s fifth and sixth seasons may not be as long as the current hiatus.
Netflix’s Biblical crime drama was last seen back in August 2020, with crime-solving devil Lucifer Morningstar (played by Tom Ellis) taking on his devious twin brother in the first half of season five.
Michael is confirmed to be returning bigger and badder than ever in the second block of episodes, which will hit streaming at the end of May.
However, many fans are already anticipating the final instalment of the series, which has recently wrapped up production in Los Angeles.
After the coronavirus pandemic postponed filming for the season five finale last year, Netflix made the surprise decision to renew Lucifer for one more season.
Ten new episodes, along with the delayed 16th episode of season five, went back into production last September and the cast have recently wrapped their final scenes.
As the series has taken roughly nine months to conclude its ongoing fifth season, Lucifer fans have been concerned there could be an equally long wait for the final episodes.
At first, season six wasn’t expected to surface until at least the start of 2022.
In a recent interview with SpoilerTV, Modrovich initially confirmed that it may be quite some time before the next release date announcement finally goes live.
When pressed on the upcoming release, she exclaimed: “My gosh, we just found out when season 5b comes out!”
Thankfully, the showrunner alleviated some concerns by indicating there won’t be quite so much of a wait between the season five finale and the release of season six.
“I’ll say this, we have been kind of told it won’t be as long of a wait as 5b was.”
With seven months left in the year, there’s still a chance the series won’t return until the first quarter of 2022.
On the other hand, post-production and visual effects work usually doesn’t take quite as long as the original filming stages for a series like Lucifer.
Having wrapped up filming some weeks ago, there’s a strong chance Lucifer’s last season will arrive just in time for Christmas.
Modrovich’s co-showrunner Joe Henderson was also optimistic that Lucifer could return sooner than expected.
Keeping his fingers tightly crossed, Henderson added: “That could change. Hopefully not.”
Unfortunately, Netflix is known for keeping release dates for its most highly anticipated series tightly under wraps until just a few weeks in advance.
As fans have only just been made aware of the schedule for Lucifer’s fifth season, they could expect to be waiting for several more months for the first look at season six.
Lucifer Season 5, Part 2 will be released on Friday, May 28 on Netflix.