Lucifer left fans on a divine cliffhanger way back in August 2020 when none other than God showed up to put a stop to the fight involving Lucifer, Amenadiel, Michael, and Maze to end the first half of Season 5. The fifth season was previously expected to be the last, but thanks to a surprise renewal for Season 6 and based on the brand new trailer, it's safe to say that fans are in for a devil of a good time with the upcoming arrival of Lucifer Season 5B. Actually though, perhaps in this case a "heavenly" good time would be more apt?
In fact, God and Lucifer seem like they are in major need of some therapy in the first look at Season 5B, and Netflix's trailer really lays out what we can expect from the new season. First, God is looking to retire. Secondly, Lucifer is looking to move on and build a stable relationship. Thirdly, these two things have seemed to indicate to Tom Ellis' character that he'd make a great new candidate for the new God. That said, there's still a whole lot that probably won't be clear until the show returns with Season 5B in May! Thanks to Amenadiel actor D.B. Woodside, though, at least one theory has been debunked.
The second half of Season 5 will of course see the cast of Lucifer getting musical, and a certain musical number is going to show a new side of Chloe, which is no small deal after the first half of Season 5 finally explored a romance between Chloe and Lucifer. The will they/won't they dynamic of the Devil and the detective became a very firm "they will," but this doesn't mean that relationship will be smooth sailing in the latter half of Season 5.
And with the first Season 5B trailer out and the wait for new episodes not all that much longer, fans can probably count on some more obstacles for the good ship Deckerstar. But hey, at least the show isn't returning with Lucifer back on the throne of Hell like the last time fans had to sit through a hiatus!
The process of producing Season 5B was a rollercoaster, with the ending having to be rewritten once Netflix uncancelled it and gave an order for Season 6 as the latest of multiple times the show has been rescued from cancellation at this point. I honestly expected the plot for Season 5B to be a little more nonsensical than what we are seeing in the first trailer; instead, I'm actually really excited for what the Netflix series seems like it will be doing here now that God was introduced. The additional good/bad news? Season 6 does truly seem to be the end, however. The last day of production on the final episode was back in March and after those episodes air, the show will actually get the chance to end on a note it can be proud of.
For now, fans can just look forward to all the bonkers twists that the trailer clearly indicates are on the way without worrying about saying goodbye with Season 6. There is still a whole lot that can happen between the beginning of Season 5B and the final season finale. The second half of Season 5 will premiere on Netflix on Friday, May 28 at 12:01 a.m. PT on Netflix.