Netflix has released its full schedule for June, and Lucifer is nowhere to be found.
How is that possible?
It’s been over a year since Season 4 dropped, and six months since the streaming service told us that the upcoming Season 5 would be split into two.
The speculation for months was that the first 8 episodes would be released in May or June, but then the pandemic hit.
After the production shutdown caused by COVID-19, co-showrunner Joe Henderson confirmed they had run into some production problems.
“There have been some post-production hiccups because of Covid, but we’re working through them pretty well,” Henderson wrote.
To all #Lucifans out there wondering when season 5 (part 1) drops — chances are, we’ll know when you do! There have been some post-production hiccups because of Covid, but we’re working through them pretty well. Hopefully we’ll all have an answer soon! 😈
— Joe Henderson (@Henderson_Joe) April 20, 2020
What About Season 6?
Besides production issues for the final episodes of Season 5, there are still lingering questions about a potential Season 6.
And what happens there will no doubt determine how Season 5 ends – either with a grand conclusion, or a big cliffhanger.
Where does that stand?
Netflix is interested in additional seasons, but Tom Ellis, who had been busy lining up other work before Netflix changed its mind, is still unsigned for Season 6.
Until that has resolution, production cannot finish the final 8 episodes of Season 5.
And that is obviously causing the hesitation from Netflix executives about when to get the first eight episodes rolling.
There is some hopeful news, however, from co-showrunner Ildy Modrovich, who informed fans this morning that “the premiere date is coming SOON!!!!”
She emphasized, “like…. soon soon.”
— Ildy Modrovich (@Ildymojo) May 21, 2020
Here’s hoping that means a July release date.
Lucifans have already waited too long!