Deadline reports Lucifer star Tom Ellis has closed a deal to return as the titular character for a sixth season of the series.
Earlier this year, negotiations for Ellis to return stalled after the Lucifer star reportedly rejected the studios’ offer to renew his contract for a sixth season. After the series was canceled after its third season at FOX, Netflix opted to pick up the series, extending its run for another two seasons.
The fifth season of Lucifer was originally intended to be its final season, however, it was revealed in February that executive producers Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson were in talks with the streaming service to continue the series.
Netflix has now reached a deal with Ellis after lengthy and difficult negotiations with the star while the supporting cast is also on board to return. With five seasons and 77 episodes in total, the show remains a popular series on the streaming titan, however, Netflix has yet to announce the fifth season’s release date. But with Ellis and the cast set to return, the streaming service is now expected to pick up the series for an additional season.
Here is the official synopsis for Tom Ellis’ Lucifer:
Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his throne and retired to the City of Angels, where he owns an upscale piano bar called Lux. Lucifer is enjoying his retirement and indulging in a few of his favorite things — wine, women, song — when a beautiful pop star is brutally murdered outside of Lux. For the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him. He’s not sure whether it’s his suppressed desire to punish the wicked or something deeper and more confusing — is he actually capable of feelings for a human being? The very thought disturbs him — as well as his best friend and confidante, Mazikeen (aka Maze), a fierce demon in the form of beautiful young woman. The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer, who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer. As they work together to solve the pop star’s murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness. Used to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, he begins to wonder if there’s hope yet. At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel Amenadiel, has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to Hell. But with the City of Angels at his feet and a newfound purpose, Lucifer’s having too much fun to go back now.
Lucifer stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, Lauren German as Chloe Decker, Kevin Alejandro as Dan Espinoza, D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen, Scarlett Estevez as Trixie Espinoza, Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez, and Rachael Harris as Linda Martin.
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