Without any fanfare, Netflix announced Sunday that Season 5 Part 1 of Lucifer would drop on August 21.
The announcement was posted for most of Sunday on current episodes of Lucifer.
Netflix had already released its July list of upcoming shows and Lucifer was not on it, so the August date made sense.
After Netflix posted the date, Lucifans were obviously elated with the news:
— 💫Poisy✨ (@poisonofgod1) June 21, 2020
LUCIFER SEASON 5 IS COMING ON AUGUST 21ST LETS GO DECKERSTAR NATION pic.twitter.com/B8ViENcgTJ
— kara (@sloansavery) June 21, 2020
Trying not to freak out rn but
— SamJo | #Lucifan | #BLM (@sayasajo) June 21, 2020
— Lucifer (@STVLucifer) June 21, 2020
Lucifer Season 5 part 1 – 21st august. pic.twitter.com/cGO9e8EYYf
— J (@softIuci) June 21, 2020
But as suddenly as the August 21 date appeared, it disappeared.
After a lot of traffic to JimHeath.TV from Los Angeles throughout the afternoon after we broke the news, Netflix suddenly removed the date and replaced it with “Another Season Is Coming.”
— Debb Brindley🇦🇺#ilovelucifer (@debbbrindley) June 22, 2020
The cast and writers did not tweet about the date, and this may be an attempt by Netflix to put the genie back in the bottle.
The streaming giant isn’t saying who was responsible for putting the date on episodes, and they have yet to release a statement.
The release date was a day before the DC-themed, online-only convention, dubbed DC FanDome.
The free “immersive virtual fan experience” is a 24-hour-long event to be held on August 22.
Whether the Lucifer drop date was supposed to be announced in coordination with that convention is unknown.
We do know that the cast is back shooting the final episodes of the fifth season now.
The big question is whether those episodes have been turned into one more giant cliffhanger, as a Season 6 now seems certain.
If the first 8 episodes are released in August, the second 8 episodes will likely be dropped in February, which is a major ratings period in television.
This news follows a message from Lucifer star D.B. Woodside who tweeted last week: “Dear Lucifans. Good things are happening. Pls continue to be patient.”
Good things are happening. Pls continue to be patient. 😉❤️😈
— DB Woodside (@dbwofficial) June 10, 2020
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