It's the beginning of the end. Lucifer Season 5 just started filming for its final season on Netflix. So this is last time the cast and crew will share a first day together. It's bittersweet, but Lucifer star Tom Ellis is excited to be back in action. He has been busy getting himself in shape for the big return, and he just shared a photo from Season 5's first table read, confirming filming would start on September 6.
Aimee Garcia (Ella Lopez) posted a video from "the first day of school" and Tom Ellis admitted he was "a bit nervous." It doesn't sound like he was nervous specifically because it's the final season, since he added "it's always nerve-racking" before you go in for the first table read. Clearly Rachael Harris (Dr. Linda Martin) did not share his nerves, as you can see:
Lesley-Ann Brandt (Mazikeen) also shared a first day back photo with these "dorks" -- writer Mike Costa and executive producer Joe Henderson.
Executive producer Ildy Modrovich shared another table read photo, then replied to a fan who wasn't ready to say goodbye:
I think it's fair to say all Lucifans feel the same. At least it sounds like the final season will be long and strong. It was already revealed that Season 5 will have 16 episodes, a hefty jump up from the 10 episodes of Netflix's Season 4.
The title of the final season premiere is "Really Sad Devil Guy," which sounds ... well, sad ... but it should still be a great episode. Lauren German (Detective Chloe Decker) recently shared a tease on the first script:
Fans are excited to see what's ahead. Will the villain Lucifer’s Kevin Alejandro (Detective Dan Espinoza) wants to have back return for the final season? One thing fans shouldn't expect is a Season 6 on Netflix. The streamer is known for saving shows -- as it saved Lucifer from Fox after three seasons. However, even The Powers That Be said there's no point in fans pushing Netflix for a Season 6 at this point. "A fight won't change things right now." Everyone now just wants to give Lucifer the ending it deserves.
Netflix has yet to announce the premiere date for Lucifer Season 5. Catch up on the first four seasons on the streamer, and keep up with everything heading to TV this fall with our 2019 premiere guide.