After one cancellation and several brushes with ending for good, Lucifer is finally coming to an end with its upcoming sixth season on Netflix. Fans have had to wait through long hiatuses for new seasons in years past, and the release of the second half of Season 5 (complete with musical episode) back in May seemed like it could have meant no new episodes until winter 2022 at the earliest. Now, the Season 6 premiere date has been revealed in a wonderfully devilish way, and there's good news for fans dreading a long hiatus, along with a Tom Ellis promise of more mysteries.
During the Lucifer panel for [email protected] featuring star Tom Ellis and executive producers Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich, viewers got to see a sizzle reel video that reveals when the Devil will get his day for the final season, and the wait won't be too painfully long. Take a look:
All bad things must come to an end, even if that bad thing is a devilish series so good that it just wouldn't stay cancelled until the time was right to wrap the story! The sixth and final season of Lucifer will release on Netflix on Friday, September 10. That premiere date means that fans will have had to wait less than five months between the end of Season 5 and beginning of Season 6, which is the shortest hiatus between Lucifer seasons it made the move from Fox to Netflix.
The video is mostly comprised of footage from past seasons of Lucifer, but the end with Lucifer getting pulled over in his "FALLEN1" convertible is a clear homage to the very beginning of the series. Of course, in the original scene, Lucifer wasn't swigging from a flask and talking about his "last night in LA," so this new look at Season 6 really is a preview of the beginning of the end.
While that may not be the cheeriest of thoughts, star Tom Ellis dropped a tease about Season 6 in the [email protected] panel that should pique the interest of plenty of fans. When asked if Lucifer is still going to solve crimes in the final season despite everything that went down by the end of Season 5B, Ellis said:
Oh, I think it's in his DNA now. There may be the odd thing to solve, but he's got quite a few mysteries to solve, to be honest, in Season 6.
The days of Lucifer showing up on the scene of a crime with Chloe to do his thing to help catch the criminals are apparently gone, which might have been inevitable with how Season 5 wrapped, and not just because of Dan's demise, which resulted in some mixed reactions from fans. That's not to say that there won't be a member of the celestial family investigating in Season 6, however. Ildy Modrovich explicitly confirmed what Amenadiel will be up to when the show returns:
He will join the LAPD.
As for what exactly the plot of Lucifer's final season has in store on a larger scale, fans might not want to hold out hope for too many spoilers. That said, the official Netflix description of the final season reveals that Lucifer is hesitating even though he has "almost" become God, and he'll have to respond in some way when the world begins unraveling without a God. The goodbye is described as "bittersweet," with the advice that fans should bring tissues.
With Lucifer's sixth and final season less than two months away from releasing, you can always watch and rewatch the first five seasons streaming on Netflix now. If you need something a little less devilish to pass the time before the September 10 premiere, our 2021 summer TV premiere schedule if full of options.