‘Lucifer’ Season 6: Netflix Release Date & Everything We Know So Far
Lucifer season 6 will be the last season of the beloved series that was brought to Netflix by Fox. In September 2021, Netflix will release the sixth season worldwide.
Let’s start with season 5. Before we get into the details of Lucifer season 6 let’s briefly recap. It was split into two halves with the first arriving in 2020 and the second part now scheduled for May 28th, 2021.
The fifth season walked away with a nomination for the 2021 Emmys for best choreography for a scripted show and Tom Ellis was nominated for best actor in a streaming comedy series.
Let’s now look at season 6 from the perspective of all that season 5 has been streaming.
When will season 6 Lucifer be available on Netflix?
Production was complete, which allowed for a faster release than in previous seasons.
ComicCon@Home was the first time that Netflix revealed its official identity.Season 6 of Lucifer will be available on Netflix worldwide starting September 10, 2021.
The 6th season of Lucifer renewal
Originallly, season 6 was not going to take place.
The series’ revival on Netflix from season 4 was supposed to be over by season 5. This is partly why the series was split in two and given an extended season.
Netflix’s season 5 was the last season order. Naturally, fans were not happy with Netflix’s decision to give Lucifer life again but to take it away only two seasons later. It led to your usual campaigns such as petitions (with the best performing petition securing over 100K signatures).
Fans prevailed with the many high-profile campaigns and Lucifer’s ability to break records, and got the show renewed.
In early 2020, rumors began about a sixth season. Netflix was rumored to have reversed its decision and started looking for renewals. However, it only did this once everyone had signed up.
It was late February 2020 when Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson had signed on for a further sixth season.
After more discussions, the second revival was less likely in April 2020. However, Tom Ellis’s contract negotiations were canceled. They were however fixed and Tom Ellis was signed on again in May 2020.
The first we heard of Netflix reversing course was back in February 2020 when TVLine had learned that Netflix was back in talks with Warner Brothers Television to extend the show.
On June 23rd, 2020 – we officially got word that season 6 was set to happen but that it would be the “final FINAL” season.
Is the story of season 5 different now that Lucifer is renewed?
Joe Henderson asked if the ending of season 5b would change now that Netflix has released a sixth season. He said in an interview:
It will be exactly as we planned, and that was very important to us. Ildy Modrovich (co-showrunner) and me said to Netflix that if we do this and find the right story, we don’t want Netflix to undo all of our work. You will see Season 5B and realize that A and B actually make up one season. It all fits together… The Season 5 premiere events fit perfectly with the ending.
In an additional interview Chris Rafferty said that they wouldn’t have introduced God in season 5 had they known they were moving ahead with season 6 saying:
“I doubt we would have brought God down to Earth. It’s hard to surpass the Almighty. It was an epic season, and I am glad that we did it the way we did.
Who are the Lucifer Season 6 participants?
We mentioned that Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich, who are the co-showrunners, will be onboard to see Lucifer season 6 through.
It was not until July that DB Woodside announced that he would be returning a tweet saying:
We are happy to announce that Lucifer will have me back for season 6. In addition, I will be directing the final episode. It is a wonderful cast. We stand together. We stand by one another.
Let’s get started. #AngelTrainingBegins@LuciferNetflix
— DB Woodside (@dbwofficial) July 5, 2020
Tom Ellis was thrilled to receive his reply. He said, “Utterly pleased and excited to be back alongside you both behind and in front of the camera.”
For season 6, so far, these are also attached:
- Lauren German is Chloe
- Lesley-Ann Brandt as Maze
- Linda Martin as Rachael Harris
- Aimee Garcia and Ella Lopez
- Kevin Alejandro as Dan Espinoza
- Scarlett Estevez as Trixie Espinoza
- D.B. D.B.
Scott Porter announced in September 2020 that he would be appearing on both season 5b (and season 6). Scott Porter is best known for his role on Friday Night Lights, but he has also appeared in Speed Racer. He will be appearing in Netflix’s upcoming drama Ginny & Georgia.
We received word in October 2020 that two new guest stars will be appearing in season 6. These are Rob Zabrecky and Chris Coy.
Chris Coy is well-known for his appearances in Detroit, The Front Runner and The Duece.
Rob Zabrecky is well-known for his roles in A Ghost Story and Lost River. He is now set to play the role Horace Goldfinger.
We learned about several new castings in December 2020.
EW has revealed that Merrin Dungy and Brianna Hildebrand will star in season 6. EW revealed that they will be starring in season 6. Hildebrand, who is well-known for Deadpool, will play Rory.
We exclusively announced that Mandy June Turpin will be guest-starring on season 6 as Dr. Jessica LaMotte.
Lucifer season 6 Episode count & episode titles
An article by TVLine claiming that Lucifer season 6 would have just eight episodes was debunked later by DB Woodside, who confirmed that the season 6 would contain 10 episodes.
In a Tweet, DB Woodside confirmed the 10 episodes by saying:
The Lucifer Writers account is slowly teasing the names for the new episodes, as per season 6. These are the ones that have been announced so far.
- Episode 601: Nothing ever changes around here – Written and directed by Mike Costa
- Episode 602: Buckets Of Baggage – Written and directed by Richard Speight Jr.
- Episode 603 – Yabba Dabba Do Me – Written by Joe Henderson – Directed and directed by Nathan Hope
- Episode 604: Pin the Tail on the Baddie. Written by Carly Woodworth. Directed and directed by Viet Nayen
- Episode 605: Lucifer Morningstar’s Murder – Written by Lloyd Gilyard Jr., Directed By Lisa Demaine
- Episode 606: A Lot Dirtier than That – Written and directed by Ildy Modrovich & Claudia Yarmy
- Episode 607 – My Best Fiend – Written and directed by Nathan Hope
- Episode 608 – This episode will be a bottle – Save the Devil and Save the World – Written By Aiyana White & Directed By DB Woodside
- Episode 609 – Goodbye Lucifer – Written and directed by Chris Rafferty
- Episode 610 (Season finale & series finale – Partners ‘Til The End – Written and directed by Sherwin Shilati
What to expect from Lucifer season 6
Let’s now take a look at the storyline for season 6. Let’s take a look at the episode titles above to get some ideas. But let’s make some predictions about what we will see in Lucifer season 6.
We already know a lot about season 6 thanks to a number of interviews.
We know that there will be a time jump from season 5B to season 6, so we won’t be focusing our attention on any one villain in season 6. Instead, we’ll be focusing on the core cast. Joe Henderson stated that Season 6 was “a more intimate season, and more character-focused.”
There are many theories about what Chloe will do. She’s no longer a police detective. However, this is going to work in her favor. Season 6’s cases are “more personal than ever” and we can focus on our main cast as we approach the end.
It’s also been said in a video interview that Chloe will find out about Lucifer’s past sacrifices.
Chris Rafferty gave us an insight through interviews into what to expect from him:
“There has never been a transfer of God’s power from a previous God. The Season 5 finale shows that there is a lot confusion among the angels about how it all works. No one knows. Our characters are still trying to find the truth about what they really want.
Finally, Henderson has given us a broad overview as to what we can expect from season 6 saying:
“Bittersweet ends, tears and joy, and a fitting farewell to the characters we love so deeply.”
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In July 2021, Tom Ellis shared a first look still from season 6 where he’s standing to the side of a classic DeLorean car that featured in the Back to the Future trilogy.
Is season 6 of Lucfer still in production?
Official production status:Filming is over. Now in post-production (VFX and localization etc.) (Last update: 04/06/2021).
The pandemic forced Lucifer season 5b to halt during summer 2020. While we know that the majority of episodes were filmed, there were still a few to complete.
In August 2020, we learned that filming for season 5b was due to restart in October 2020 although it actually kickstarted on September 24th, 2020.
In multiple interviews, Tom Ellis stated that production would simultaneously shift from season 5 to 6.
Ende September 2020, several crew and cast members posted to confirm that season 6 had officially begun production.
According to Joe Henderson, the co-showrunner, filming began in October 2020.
In late October 2020, we got confirmation that the writers had concluded their work on the sixth and final season with Ildy Modrovich taking to Twitter to confirm that it was the “last day in the Lucifer Writer’s Room”.
Although filming was still underway as of December 2021, Variety revealed that Lucifer was one of the many productions that were denied entry to the holidays because of the exploding COVID-19 prices in Los Angeles, Variety also stated that Lucifer was not among them. It is not clear if the series will resume filming in 2021.
The series is still in production as many cast members continue to post from the Warner Brothers lot.
In early March 2021, Joe Henderson shared that they had just completed the penultimate table read and said it was emotional Tweeting:
“Today was my second to last Lucifer Table read… ever… I’m afraid of how much I will cry at the last …”.
Tom Ellis replied, “I had something in me. Honest.”
When can we expect season 6 of Lucifer to stream on Netflix? We are as confident as you to guess when season 6 of em>Lucifer will be available on Netflix. With part 2 airing in early 2021, it’s not inconceivable that the series could return on Netflix for season 6 by the end of 2021. Our safe bet is to wait until early 2022.
2021 Ildy confirmed on March 17th that the team was preparing to film the final episode. We expect filming to be completed within the next few days.
A few days later, we received confirmation that filming had ended.
There are numerous posts from cast and crew worth reading but perhaps the best post to summarize how the cast and crew are all feeling is the Instagram post from Lesley-Ann Brandt saying:
“The Lucifer family has evolved over the years and extends beyond the WB lot. It also includes the Vancouver crew of season 1 and 2. It includes our Vancouver crew from season 1 and 2. The family grew to include the Netflix family, which was like a second skin when we moved to a platform that allowed us to expand our reach to 190 countries. It all starts with the page and ends with what you see on the screen. But it takes a whole family to make it happen. Although I cannot hug you all and say thank-you individually, I will try to convey my gratitude. I am grateful for your help in becoming her. Thank you for being there with me and showing up. I’ve made life long friendships. I have learned many amazing lessons. Because of you, I have grown and am a better actor and actress. All of this was possible because of you, my fans. We were embraced by you, and you are a demon with a heart. You are my love. Thank you. Simply, deeply, and with all my heart,
You can see more behind-the scenes shots from season 6. There’s an excellent compilation album on Imgur.
Netflix’s The Sandman will feature Lucifer?
Netflix is currently working on The Sandman, which will feature Lucifer. Many speculated that Tom Ellis would be reprising his role. However, they decided to go in a different direction in January 2021 and cast Gwendoline Christine in the role.
Geeked Week did not deliver the season 6 teaser that some had hoped, but they did give us two treats. The first was an hour-long table reading of season 1 episode 1, and the second was bloopers from season 5.
Is there a Season 7 of Lucifer?
Yes, and it’s definite at this point.
Joe Henderson, co-showrunner, has ruled out the possibility of the show returning for a seventh series.