Deadline is reporting that actor Tom Ellis has signed a deal to return for a sixth installment of the hit show Lucifer on Netflix.
The future of the show has been up in the air for some time now. The fifth season was billed as the final since it was first announced but earlier this year rumors began circulating that the show could still move forward.
Negotiations have apparently been underway with Ellis for quite a while though the rest of the cast had already signed on for another season. Ellis’s signature on the dotted line means that the series will almost definitely be moving forward.
Production for season five of Lucifer hit a snag with the shutdown from Covid-19 so Netflix and the showrunners will have to finish that season before moving ahead with a sixth installment, so there is no definite timeline on when we’ll see either season.
Lucifer began its life on Fox where it was cancelled quite unexpectedly after its third season. Netflix picked up the series after vocal fan reactions, and quickly put a fourth season into production.
The show focuses on Lucifer Morningstar, the devil himself, who grows tired of hell and so he makes his way to the surface world and opens a posh nightclub. Through an admittedly odd set of circumstances, he ends up working as a “consultant” with the LAPD, partnered with Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German). Viewers have been enthralled by the relationship between the devil and the detective and will no doubt be excited that the adventure is not quite over yet.
It is admittedly an oddity for a Netflix series to rate this many seasons, and it will be interesting to see how they expand the already expansive mythology of the show.
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