Lucifer Star Reveals The Big Villain He Thinks Should Return For Season 5

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Fans recently thrilled by the release of Lucifer Season 4 got the news they had hoped for. Netflix renewed the series for a fifth season. Then came the bad news. The next installment will also be its last. Considering how well the show was reportedly doing in binge views, it may have come as a surprise.

Cast members were quick to react to the renewal/endgame announcement. Lucifer’s showrunner has confirmed that the fifth and final season will be comprised of 10 episodes. With the end in sight, it leads you to wonder what and who could be in store for Season 5. What big villain from the past does Lucifer’s Kevin Alejandro (Detective Dan Espinoza) want to have back for Season 5? Alejandro told Metro:

I’d like to see Kevin Rankin come back! He was the Big Bad in Season 1. It’d be cool to see that unfold, because that’s what started this world. Right?

That’s right! Kevin Alejandro wants Kevin Rankin’s corrupt cop character, Malcolm Graham, back. The villain was the central antagonist of Season 1. Could Season 5 pull a full-circle move back to him? Anything is possible. Sort of. Malcolm Graham was shot and killed by Chloe Decker. He is no longer in the land of the living. Could he be seen back in Hell?

The already corrupt Malcolm went there once before, and it left him unhinged. He was later resurrected by Amenadiel to bring Lucifer back to Hell. Considering the Hellish cliffhanger that ended Season 4, Malcolm’s return seems like a possibility. Kevin Alejandro continued with his thoughts on the potential comeback, saying:

We started with this guy, it would be really cool to finish with him too.

It makes sense! Why not tie it all together with a return from a former villain? Especially one as central as Malcolm Graham was to things at the start. Lucifer came back without dropping any F-bombs or getting too racy. Will it complete its run without the return of a Season 1 big bad? Stay tuned.

It would not be unusual if Lucifer ended up bringing him back. When television shows approach their final season, they tend to do so with a sense of nostalgia at the chance to revisit past arcs one last time. Malcolm undoubtedly left an impression on Kevin Alejandro and viewers.

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Since the news surrounding Lucifer's endgame emerged, a petition calling on Netflix to save the show for Season 6 began to circulate online. The series’ co-showrunner Ildy Modrovich responded to the appeal on social media.

Lucifer has fans on the edge of their seats for whatever comes Season 5’s way. The titular character went to Hell despite Chloe begging him not to go. He did what he had to do, though. For those shipping the couple, the pair did share a kiss and confess their love to one another. So, there was that.

Find out what else is in store for them when the final season arrives! Seasons 1 through 4 of Lucifer are currently available to stream on Netflix, along with some new premieres. An exact premiere date for Season 5 has not been announced yet. While awaiting it, this summer will be filled with new and returning shows.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.