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Fans are pumped to see Lucifer returning to Netflix for its final season, which will thankfully (to some) be split into two different sections, stretching the delightfully evil experience even longer. Considering audiences still have yet to see how things will play out in Season 5, a lot of the Season 6 details are still up in the air. But fans can apparently take comfort in the angel Amenadiel returning to the story, with actor D.B. Woodside confirming he will be back for Season 6, and not just as an actor.

D.B. Woodside, who held a recurring role on the short-lived Suits spinoff Pearson in 2019, shared the news with his followers that he will indeed be returning to Lucifer for Season 6. Beyond starring as Amenadiel, Woodside also confirmed he will be taking a spot behind the camera as a director for Season 6, and co-star Tom Ellis congratulated him on social media. Check out the post below.

Let's all congratulate D.B. Woodside in an equally enthused way as Tom Ellis did. Amenadiel is obviously a major element within Lucifer's main story, especially with Season 4 ending on him making the decision to raise his son Charlie here on Earth proper. So it's great that the actor has already seemingly confirmed that nothing too terrible will happen to Amenadiel in Season 5; at least nothing that would take him completely out of commission going into the final season. I suppose Woodside's announcement doesn't necessarily mean that he will be involved for the entire season, but I choose to remain optimistic about such things.

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D.B. Woodside doesn't have a lot of experience when it comes to directing, having helmed the short film First. in 2007. So this should be both an interesting experiment for Lucifer, as well as a big step forward for the actor. It's not a strange occurrence for TV dramas to allow stars to step behind the camera for one or more episodes, especially after being on the air for years. Lucifer in particular has already used co-star Kevin Alejandro, who portrays Daniel Espinoza, as a director for both one of Season 3's out-of-order episodes and for an upcoming Season 5 installment.

We were already expecting for Rachael Harris to be returning for Season 5 as Linda, Charlie's mother and Amenadiel's love interest. But now that we know Amenadiel will for sure be keeping the story going in Season 6, we're wondering if Linda will also survive the entirety of the fifth season, which will be welcoming a Supernatural vet into the fold. Not to mention Inbar Lavi's Eve.

Lucifer will likely be going into production on Season 6 at some point after filming restrictions are lifted, but it's unclear when that will happen. In the meantime, fans can look forward to the first eight episodes of Season 5 premiering on Friday, August 21, at 3:01 a.m. ET. Check out what else is coming to the streaming service for the rest of the year with our 2020 Netflix premiere schedule.