Lucifer star Tom Ellis has finalized a deal to play the show’s titular character for the show’s sixth season.
Lucifer‘s road has been a rather rough one. The Tom Ellis series first aired on Fox but was sadly canceled after three seasons before being revived on Netflix. The Tom Ellis series is loosely based on a comic series of the same name from Vertigo Comics which itself was a spin-off of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series and follows The Prince of Darkness after he quits Hell in order to run a nightclub in LA. The upcoming fifth season was originally set to be the show’s last but the people behind the series weren’t having it.
Earlier this year it was revealed that executive producers Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson were attempting to make a deal with Netflix that would allow the show to continue for the sixth season and reportedly struck some kind of accord with the streaming titan. The details of this deal are currently unknown but now Lucifer star Tom Ellis has finalized a deal to play the titular character for the sixth season. In addition, a number of Tom Ellis’ costars have also finalized deals that will allow them to return for a sixth season, making it easy to guess what that deal may have involved.
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Tom Ellis’s Lucifer was last seen on the Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event on the CW. In it, he grudgingly helps Diggle, Mia, and Constantine gain entry into Purgatory in order to retrieve Oliver Queen’s soul and restore it to his body. Lucifer apparently agreed to help the trio due to some debt to Constantine. The crossover sadly did not give away any details as to what this debt might have been.
The first four seasons of Lucifer are now available to stream on Netflix.
Source: TV Line