The King of Hell finally has a return date.
Netflix on Monday revealed that the second half of Lucifer Season 5 will bow on the streamer Friday, May 28.
The first half of the season arrived on August 21, 2020, so this has been a long wait for the back half.
As expected, COVID-19 is to blame. Like many shows, Lucifer’s production was scuppered while pretty much every show was shut down.
Thankfully, production on the sixth — and final — season is wrapping up, so there shouldn’t be a huge wait between the second half of the penultimate season and the beginning of the last-ever installments.
Lucifer fans have eight episodes remaining in the current season, and the final season will span 10 episodes, so the upcoming half-season should begin the process of bringing the show to a close.
In fact, Lucifer Season 5 was initially set to be the end of the show, but the fans made their voices heard and the streamer ordered up another season.
DB Woodside, who plays Amenadiel, revealed earlier this month that he had filmed his final scenes with Tom Ellis.
“Last scene with my brother @tomellis17… and I can not stop crying,” he shared via Twitter.
“Thank you for everything, brother. You are a divine talent and a true Gentleman. I love you mate.”
“I love you brother. That was ridiculously tough to get through but like every scene we have done over the years….I enjoyed every minute of it,” said Ellis in response.
“Thank you for being such a force and such a friend…you are the real deal.”
Lucifer has had an impressive run. It was canceled after three seasons at FOX, only for Netflix to step in and save it.
For it to survive three additional seasons shows how passionate the fans are about the show.
Netflix, in general, has caught a lot of heat for canceling original shows in their prime, but at least Lucifer fans will be getting a complete story.
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