Lucifer's Tom Ellis Reveals Season 5 Is Being Split In Half On Netflix

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The Devil will hopefully get his due in the fifth and final season of Lucifer on Netflix, and star Tom Ellis just dropped some interesting news about the final batch of episodes. Lucifer will join shows like Fuller House and The Ranch as series with seasons split into two halves for separate releases on the streaming giant. Ellis shared the news with Lucifer superfan Kelly Clarkson during her recent visit to the Season 5 set, saying this:

Season 5 of Lucifer is going to be split into two halves. Netflix are gonna drop eight episodes and then there's gonna be a little break, and then they're gonna drop another eight episodes.

Yes, the King of Hell will be back for two more runs of episodes, even if Lucifer was technically only renewed for one season! I have to imagine that the supersized final season, which originally received an order for ten episodes, is what led to the split.

By adding a whole extra six episodes to the count for the final season, Netflix can almost give the impression of two new seasons. After all, Season 4 only ran for ten episodes. Two runs of eight episodes are a treat for fans! Even Lucifer's boss has said that fans shouldn't push for a Season 6 after successfully winning a Season 4.

Tom Ellis, who went through quite an ordeal training for Lucifer Season 5, has also teased a big question that will be answered before the final credits roll for the last time. Given the training, I'm guessing one big question on a lot of fans' minds concerns whether there will be more nudity than in Season 4, but there are certainly bigger mysteries that need to be solved at this point. Tricia Helfer's return alone is a cause for speculation!

Unfortunately, Tom Ellis did not spill when the first half of Lucifer Season 5 will go live on Netflix. So far, all that has been confirmed by Netflix is that the new episodes will premiere in 2020, which could mean anywhere between around ten weeks or 14 months at this point! Hopefully the split means the first batch of episodes comes sooner rather than later.

Kelly Clarkson certainly had a good time when she visited the Lucifer set, along with her mom and sister, during taping for The Kelly Clarkson Show. Take a look!

For now, you can catch all four current seasons of Lucifer (including the three that aired on Fox before the network gave the series the axe) streaming on Netflix. The fourth season ended on a cliffhanger that saw Lucifer return to his place as King of Hell, shortly after he and Chloe took a big step in the right romantic direction.

The Season 5 premiere will apparently be "really sad," so you may want to prepare yourself for the devilish twists and turns that are undoubtedly in store by checking out 5 Netflix series worth watching while waiting for Lucifer Season 5 to premiere next year.

Laura Hurley
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