Netflix has released a brand new trailer for Lucifer season 5. Fans of the show have been waiting a long time for this, but the streaming service recently announced an August premiere date for the DC series. Now, we have our first real look at Tom Ellis' return, but it comes with a pretty massive twist that sets the stage for the new batch of episodes.

Warning: spoilers for Lucifer season 4 ahead. The trailer picks up with Chloe, who is doing her best to move on following Lucifer's decision to return to hell at the end of season 4. She has been partying, obsessing over work and doing everything she can to carry on with her life. Then, our hero makes an unexpected return after getting "bored." We also come to find that, because of the time difference in hell, he has been gone for thousands of years. But a wrench is thrown in the gears when it's revealed that this lookalike is actually Lucifer's brother, Michael. And his intentions are evil.

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This sets the stage for the events that will unfold in the first part of season 5. The upcoming season will be split into two parts, which was decided after the episode order was upped from 10 to 16. Originally, this was set to be the final run for Lucifer, which was rescued by Netflix following its cancelation at Fox after three seasons. However, the streaming service reversed course. After lengthy and complicated contract discussions with star Tom Ellis, it was recently confirmed that season 6 is going to happen, which will end the series. The cast also includes Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Aimee Garcia and Rachael Harris.

Lucifer, which is based on the DC Comics character of the same name, centers on a fallen angel who is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell. He then abandons his throne and retires to Los Angeles. Once there, he teams up with an LAPD detective named Chloe Decker to take down criminals. In season 5, per netflix, the "stakes are higher than ever." A brief description of the season was revealed as well, which reads as follows.

"Secrets will be revealed, beloved characters will die, and we'll finally get an answer to the question, 'will they or won't they?'"

Debuting on Fox in 2016, Lucifer is inspired by the character from The Sandman comics who was created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. It is just one of several shows that Netflix has saved over the years. Other examples include Designated Survivor, Arrested Development and Longmire. Joe Henderson, Ildy Modrovich, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Sheri Elwood and KristieAnne Reed serve as executive producers on the series. Lucifer season 5 will premiere on August 21 via the Netflix streaming service. Be sure to check out the new trailer for yourself.

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