Lucifer season 6 is all but assured as Tom Ellis has closed a deal for a continuation of the series on Netflix. The show moved from Fox to Netflix after its third season, with the streaming service debuting season 4. That went well enough to pave the way for season 5, which hasn't even debuted yet. Be that as it may, it seems Ellis, and presumably the rest of the cast, are poised to return for at least one more round of episodes.

According to various reports, Tom Ellis has come to terms with Netflix and Warner Bros. Television for a possible sixth season. As had been previously reported, Ellis and the studio came to a standstill during contract negotiations back in April. Ellis already had a deal in place for season 6, but wasn't happy with what was being offered.

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Warner Bros. is said to have been sweetening the pot, as all involved wanted Tom Ellis to return for Lucifer Season 6. Financial terms of the deal haven't been disclosed, but it appears all parties have worked out their disagreements.

Interestingly, Netflix has originally billed Lucifer season 5 as the show's swan song. The episode titles even hint that the end is coming, with the final episode of the upcoming season titled A Chance At a Happy Ending. The tagline for the episode teases it as, "The final episode of Lucifer, the final fight with dad." Something changed along the way, which is seemingly good news for fans. As for a premiere date? Showrunner Ildy Modrovich recently provided an update on Twitter, promising news is coming soon.

"I hope I don't get in trouble saying... the premiere date is coming soon!!! Like... soon soon."

Lucifer started life in the pages of DC Comics, mostly as a supporting character in The Sandman series. But he was the subject of a solo title that ran from 2000 to 2006. The character was created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, making his debut in 1989. Lucifer tells the story of the original fallen angel who is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell. With that, Lucifer Morningstar has abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals. The character also appeared in the 2005 movie Constantine, as portrayed by Peter Stormare.

The cast also includes Lauren German (Chloe Decker), Kevin Alejandro (Dan Espinoza), D.B. Woodside (Amenadiel), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Mazikeen), Scarlett Estevez (Trixie Espinoza), Aimee Garcia (Ella Lopez) and Rachael Harris (Linda Martin). Originally, Lucifer season 5 was set to consist of just ten episodes. But last summer Netflix opted to up the order to 16 episodes. While no premiere date has been announced, the show is expected to return sometime this year. We'll be sure to keep you posted as further details are made available. This news was previously reported by Deadline.

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