Netflix Sets May Premiere for ‘Lucifer’ Season 5B

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The Lord of Hell is set to make his triumphant return. Lucifer has set an official date for the second half of its latest season, as announced by Netflix today. The streamer revealed that Season 5B, the other batch of episodes in its fifth season, will premiere on Friday, May 28. “Here to share exciting news that you definitely did not already know,” Netflix shared on Twitter today after the May 28 date reportedly leaked on a Lucifer title card earlier.

Netflix chose to split the latest season of Lucifer into two installments, the first half of which premiered on Netflix last August and is now streaming on the platform. Each installment of Season 5 includes eight episodes, with the remaining eight set to drop on Netflix May 28. While the streamer originally planned to end Lucifer with Season 5 after picking up the show from Fox, they renewed the series for Season 6 — dubbed the “FINAL, final” season — in June 2020. Netflix has not yet set a premiere date for the sixth and final season.

“We’ve been through this whole journey of cancellation, then #SaveLucifer, which was obviously incredible, and then when they renewed us, they said it was going to the be final season,” Tom Ellis, who plays the titular role in Lucifer, told The Wrap last year. “And it was only going to be 10 episodes, but then it was 16, and then they split it in half. So it’s this constant moving thing. But I have to appreciate that the reason it is a constant moving thing is the show has become so popular, so they just can’t kill it. It just won’t die (laughs). It’s been incredible.”

Lucifer follows the devil himself (Ellis) as he trades in life in the underworld for an exciting new journey in the City of Angels, or Los Angeles. There, he helps the LAPD solve cases by day and runs his own club by night. The series has been streaming on Netflix since Season 4, when it was picked up after being canceled by Fox. Lucifer also stars Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D. B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Rachael Harris and Aimee Garcia.

Last summer, Netflix teased Lucifer Season 5 as “stunning,” and promised to up the stakes. “Secrets will be revealed, beloved characters will die, and we’ll finally get an answer to the question, ‘Will they or won’t they?’”

Lucifer Seasons 1-5 are now streaming on Netflix — but before you dig into the upcoming season, make sure to check out our Lucifer Season 5 recap.

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