Production on the final season of Lucifer is now officially underway!
The cast and creative team did the table read for the first episode of Lucifer season 5, titled “Really Sad Devil Guy,” yesterday.
Today, the cast and crew starting filming the season premiere.
Co-showrunner Ildy Modrovich shared this picture of the very first scene rehearsal:
— Ildy Modrovich (@Ildymojo) September 7, 2019
Lucifer star Tom Ellis wrote on Instagram: “So after a little self-enforced insta-break the past few weeks I’m up and running again AND I’m delighted to say we are BACK!!!!!! #luciferseason5 starts shooting tomorrow and I can’t wait for you to see what we’ve got in store for you this season.”
Other members of the cast are also celebrating the start of production.
This amusing Snoop Dogg gif from D.B. Woodside:
— DB Woodside (@dbwofficial) September 6, 2019
Here’s a peek at the script tweeted by Lesley-Ann Brandt:
— ?Lesley-Ann Brandt (@LesleyAnnBrandt) September 5, 2019
Aimee Gracia calls it “the first day of school.”
— Aimee Garcia (@Aimee_Garcia) September 6, 2019
Season 5 will be it for the hit series.
Last year, Netflix saved the show after Fox canceled the show and brought it back for two more seasons.
The fourth season consisted of 10 episodes, while the final season will consist of 16.
Now that Netflix has ordered six additional episodes of Lucifer, could that be a signal that the final season will be released in two parts?
It’s a devilish possibility.
Fans of the hit show Arrested Development know too well what it’s like when Netflix splits one season into parts.
The first half of the fifth season of the show premiered on May 29, 2018, and the second half on March 15, 2019.
Almost a full year wait.
Netflix has also split up other popular shows like The Ranch, Fuller House, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt into half seasons.
It’s clear Netflix has an audience of binge-watchers, but it’s also found that viewers watch some shows in shorter spurts than some of its other programming.
Breaking seasons up may make the content a little easier for viewers to digest.
Many Lucifans watched all the Season 4 episodes in a few sittings (or less).
But with new programming hitting Netflix weekly, if not daily, on top of the onslaught of content from other TV networks and streaming services, it can get a little overwhelming for non superfans.
And, from a business standpoint, there’s the reality that Lucifer is now the Most Watched Binged Show in history.
What we know for sure, however, is that Lucifans are the best in the world!
LuciFans, you’re one in a million. We thank the cast and crew a lot bc we love them and they bring us all so much joy. But there’s such a wonderful atmosphere in this fandom. It’s kind, supportive, and one of a kind. Thanks for being you. You guys are wonderful. #Lucifer pic.twitter.com/ZWadiDW8Fq
— LuciFans (@lucifansgroup1) September 5, 2019
Lucifer stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German as Det. Chloe Decker, D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Rachael Harris as Dr. Linda Martin, Kevin Alejandro as Det. Dan Espinoza, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen Smith, Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez and Inbar Lavi as Eve.
Seasons 1-4 are available for streaming now on Netflix.