Ask the producers of Lucifer what the most important consideration is for Netflix to give the green light on Season 5 of the hit show, and they immediately answer “fans.”
Co-showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich are making it clear in all interviews that Netflix is paying very close attention to how much binge watching is really going on.
“They’ll hopefully let us know within a month,” Modrovich told TVLine. “That tends to be how they do things with first-season shows, that they will hopefully let everyone know within a month. The bingeing and all the fan support helps with that.”
Most analysts expect Netflix to make an official announcement on Lucifer’s fate no later than June 8.
“The fan support is super-important, and in particular the first month is going to be crucial towards whether or not we get a Season 5, because they are paying attention,” added Henderson.
Fans have already been signing an online petition for several weeks.
It reads: “Lucifer” has just gotten picked up by Netflix, after being canceled by Fox. Fans were very excited to see a “Lucifer” season 4, but sadly it is only 10 episodes long rather than at least 12 episodes per season. Now I know this is early, but WE NEED A LUCIFER SEASON 5. CALLING OUT ALL LUCIFER FANS!!!
The petition [sign here] now has over 12,000 signers in just a week. (Thanks to many readers of JimHeath.TV!)
Henderson admitted that the fan support had been “amazing” and “everything you could ask for.”
Modrovich and Henderson would not give away any clues about whether there will be a meaningful time jump in a Lucifer Season 5 (something fans have been predicting) but admitted they have the first episode plotted out in their minds.
“What I will say is that we have the opening sequence,” said Henderson. “We literally have had the opening sequence of Season 5 since we started Season 4.”
“Yeah, we did,” Modrovich agreed. “We also have one other, really fun toy to play with, that we know is going to be a big guiding factor in Season 5, so we’re excited about that, too.”
During an Instagram chat, the team revealed that there will be a ‘familiar face’ popping up in Hell to visit Lucifer in a Season 5.
Modrovich teased: ‘Hitler?’ to which Joe replied: ‘Probably’.
With petitions running online to bring Lucifer back for a fifth season, fans have also begun a new petition to bring Lauren German’s dog onto the show.
German Shepherd Pepper was nominated by the fandom, and Twitter users were adamant he ought to arrive on the show.
One wrote: “Petition for Pepper to be in Season five! She could be like, Chloe’s therapy dog after Lucifer left…”
Another said: “I never knew I needed Pepper to star as Chloe’s police dog until now.
German, who plays Chloe Decker, recently ignited hopes for a fifth season in a tweet last week.
— Lauren German (@LaurenGerman) May 15, 2019
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Lucifer is running #1 for the second week running, with a Rotten Tomatoes critic score of 100%.
Lucifans are continuing to campaign heavily for Lucifer to be renewed by Netflix using the hashtag #LuciferSeason5.
Tom Ellis has said he thinks there will be a season five, with more nudity and bad language in the cards too.
“I feel like we haven’t finished telling our story yet, without giving too many spoilers away,” he said.
“With any show you could ultimately finish at the end of any season, and you’re either left with a massive cliffhanger and people are left unsatisfied, or you get the opportunity to tell your story until the end.
“I think that we would all love to come back and do a season 5. We’ll just have to see what Netflix says.”
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Agreed Jim! In fact I agree with everything you say ? https://t.co/0H0pt5Wj0Q
— tom ellis (@tomellis17) May 6, 2019
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