This article contains spoilers for season 4 of Netflix’s Lucifer.
If Lucifer’s season 4 cliffhanger ending seemed a little less than satisfactory (although not as unsatisfactory as that infamous season 3 ender) then good news. The show will return for a fifth season on Netflix, ScreenSpy has learned.
However, the next season will be a bittersweet one, as the streamer has no plans to extend the show’s run beyond season 5.
The news brought mixed emotions for many fans who campaigned hard for a return last year after Lucifer was cancelled by Fox following a finale that saw Luci (Tom Ellis) reveal his true ‘Devil face’ to Chloe (Lauren German) for the first time. It wasn’t until Netflix stepped in and snapped up the series that fans felt they might eventually get to see the aftermath of a moment that had been teased for three years.
Netflix came through on its promise to pick up on that juicy plot point, but threw in several new storylines over the course of a fourth season too, including a brief romance for grief-stricken Dan (Kevin Alejandro) and perennially chirpy forensic Ella (Aimee Garcia), a ‘coming of age’ of sorts for Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt), who spent much of the season trying to figure out where she fit in, and a huge identity crisis for Lucifer, who struggled to reconcile the devil he used to be with the better man he is now.
Additionally, fans were treated to a season long arc involving Eve, the first female human (and also Mom of Cain), and a pregnancy story for Linda (Rachael Harris) and Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside).
However, the finale saw Lucifer fail in his attempt to keep the doors of Hell securely closed, when a prophecy that, let’s face it, none of us took altogether too seriously up until that point, saw several demons hell bent (pun intended) on making Linda and Amenadiel’s newborn son Charlie the next King of Hell. Knowing there was only one way to keep Charlie safe (read keep those dumb demons in check) Lucifer elected to forego his own personal happiness and any future relationship with Chloe to return to Hell and reclaim his old job.
“I love you,” Chloe tells Lucifer through tears. “Please don’t leave.”
“See, we were wrong about something else in the the prophecy,” Lucifer tells her. “My first love was never Eve. It was you Chloe. It always has been.”
Although we’re 100% sure Chloe and Lucifer will meet again, it comes as a relief to many fans this week to know the series has another full season with which to wrap up this most unconventional LA love story.
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