After Netflix played a devilish game with fans this weekend, they officially confirmed today the release date for the new Lucifer season.
We broke the news yesterday, and the streaming giant tweeted this morning, that Season 5 Part 1 will be coming August 21.
They also released the following statement: ‘In the stunning fifth season, the stakes are higher than ever!
Secrets will be revealed, beloved characters will die, and we’ll finally get an answer to the question, “Will they or won’t they?”‘
— Lucifer (@LuciferNetflix) June 22, 2020
Lesley-Ann Brandt responded: “Gird your loins people.”
— 📎Lesley-Ann Brandt (@LesleyAnnBrandt) June 22, 2020
Lead writer Chris Rafferty tweeted out: ‘THE RELEASE DATE IS OFFICIAL!’
THE RELEASE DATE IS OFFICIAL! #Lucifer Season 5 Part 1 will be available on Netflix August 21st. Yes, we KNOW that’s not soon enough for you, but that’s the soonest it will be ready. But trust me, these 8 epic, super-sized episodes will be worth the wait… 😈 #LuciferSeason5 pic.twitter.com/RChuLZW7r1
— Chris Rafferty (@chris_rafferty) June 22, 2020
JimHeath.TV broke the news yesterday after Netflix, without any fanfare, announced that the new season was coming.
The announcement was posted for most of Sunday on current episodes of Lucifer.
But there was no official word, meaning someone leaked the information.
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, as Netflix attempted 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 comes 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.
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.
Following the August release, 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
As we broke this story, JimHeath.TV will continue to be there throughout the upcoming season Lucifans!