Netflix has announced that the sixth season of popular supernatural drama Lucifer, will begin on September 10, 2021. The final season of this heavenly drama was announced in July, to the surprise of some fans who had thought the saga had ended after season three and then again after season five.
The cast for the final series, which will bring the story of troubled devil Lucifer Morningstar to an end, includes will include Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, Lauren German as Detective Chloe Decker, Kevin Alejandro as Detective Dan Espinoza, D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Maze, Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez and Rachael Harris as Dr Linda Martin.
It’s not clear if we will see Ella and Lucifer back in Vegas (Series 3, Episode 6) where Ella told Lucifer that she counted cards to drown out the voices in her head. It may have been wiser for her to have played online baccarat a simple game of chance. Though she’s not been the luckiest in love, with her last partner being a serial killer.
The first three series of Lucifer aired on Fox at which point it was cancelled before being swiftly taken up by Netflix for two more seasons. The fifth season is comprised of 16 episodes divided into two parts. It was originally announced as the final before Netflix ordered the sixth series with 10 episodes. All 10 episodes will be released at the same time, with a download option for those who wish to view the episodes via the Netflix app whilst away from home.
The End of Season Five
At the end of season five, Lucifer and his brother Michael fought, with Lucifer taking God’s crown. However, this was not without incident as Michael stabbed Chloe in her stomach with the tree of life (is she now pregnant?), sending her to heaven. Lucifer brought her back to earth and granted her immortality by declaring his love for her. It is likely season six will show how their love has been affected by these changes.
Expectations For Season Six
Yet being God may not be as simple as it might appear, and Lucifer has form in not making life easy for himself so there are sure to be adventures and challenges. It is also not clear if Chloe will resign as an LAPD as planned in season five, but scriptwriter Chris Rafferty has said he is hyperaware of the audience’s attachment to thee characters and season six is mindful of that and hopes the audience find some sense of peace by the time it is over.
Questions for Season Six
Ella, Amenadiel, Linda, and Maze
Will forensic scientist Ella Lopez find out Lucifer’s true identity? so far, find out who he really is? How will Lucifer’s angelic brother Amenadiel and Lucifer’s therapist, Linda react to the events that ended season five? Will Amenadiel join the police department? Will Linda’s daughter become immersed in the supernatural world? The storyline for Maze is also certain to be interesting as not only is she now reunited with Eve but she also made a deal with Lucifer to become the Queen of Hell.
For fans of Kevin Alejandro’s Detective Dan, killed in the penultimate episode of Season five, he has somehow been resurrected in his role as Dan in this final series. It will be interesting to see how this return comes about, but Alejandro has already stated his role may not be a huge part of the show.
Have the producers kept the original ending from season five, taking just the last part out to create the new season? If this is true, the ending is unlikely to offer a huge twist in the storyline. Various theories are being aired about how the series will end. Will Lucifer stay as immortal and Chloe as mortal and Deckerstar will only reunite in heaven again when Chloe’s time is up? This would be a bittersweet ending with Chloe sad and alone on earth to live the rest of her life. If there was a happier ending, would this jeopardize the integrity of the show?