Lucifer season 5 release date set for Aug. 21

The Lucifer season 5 release date has finally been announced, and the King of Hell will return on Aug. 21 to Netflix.

Despite the coronavirus seemingly grinding the world to a halt, Lucifer was luckily able to complete shooting the majority of season 5 before it had to close down as well. While this may lead to a delay to the second half of the season, the first half will be here in just about two months.

Netflix announced the Lucifer season 5 release date on Monday (after a seeming mishap on Sunday that revealed the date early), and we can mark our calendars for Aug. 21.

When we last saw Lucifer – not counting his appearance in Crisis on Infinite Earths – he had to return to Hell as the demons had grown restless and attempted to make his nephew their new king. Season 4 ended with Lucifer (Tom Ellis) sitting upon his high throne, overlooking all of his kingdom and looking none too pleased about it.

Seeing as Det. Decker (Lauren German) finally knows the truth about Lucifer, and still accepted him, one has to imagine he will find a way back to Earth fairly rapidly.

It was originally announced that Lucifer would end with season 5, but it seems that plan has now changed. During the course of shooting the upcoming season, talks began for a season 6. Ellis was rumored to be the last holdout for another season, but reports indicate that has now been worked out. Netflix has yet to officially announce a renewal, but it’s probably waiting to at least get this one started before discussing the next.

What will season 5 hold for fans? About the only thing known for sure is Dennis Haysbert has been cast as God, so at last we’ll meet ‘Dad.’

Season 1 through 4 of Lucifer are currently available on Netflix.