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Lucifer Season 5: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

June 7, 2019
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‘Lucifer’ is an urban fantasy comedydrama series that airs on Netflix — and used to air on Fox for first three seasons. The show first premiered on January 25, 2016. It is based on the characters created by Neil Gaiman as part of ‘The Sandman’ comic book series which belongs within the Vertigo section of the DC Universe. Lucifer’s popularity as a character forced DC to give him his own spin-off comic series. The series has been developed for television by Tom Kapinos. Jerry Bruckheimer Television, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Television are the production companies backing the show.

The show is centered around Lucifer Morningstar, the devil himself, as he becomes bored of following his dad’s commands and ruling over hell for an eternity. He simply quits his job and decides to go to earth, choosing Los Angeles, ironically, the City of Angels to settle down in. Soon he teams up with the LAPD, specifically Detective Chloe Decker, and form a charming crime-solving duo.

The show garnered praise from critics who said that it did not take itself, and anything else too seriously, which is what made it so good. Tom Ellis also received praise for his portrayal of Lucifer. The fans ‘Lucifer’ has garnered are loyal and it was their #SaveLucifer campaign on Twitter after Fox canceled the show, that ultimately led to the show being revived on Netflix.

Lucifer Cast: Who is in it?

The main cast of ‘Lucifer’ includes the Lord of Hell, the Devil himself, Lucifer Morningstar, played by Tom Ellis. Ellis is irresistible in his role as the devil and brings a degree of easy charm interspersed with the required menace one would expect the punisher of all evil to have. He has also quite adequately captured the father-son relationship, which is problematic, to say the least when it comes to Lucifer and God himself. The anguish, the desire for his father’s approval, it is all there. To put it simply, the bar is set pretty high if someone has to play the devil himself, but Ellis seems to get it just right.

Detective Chloe Decker is played by Lauren German who is an LAPD detective and a single mother. She is seen solving a crime with Lucifer and catches his interest as she is immune to his abilities to draw out a person’s true desires. Other supporting characters are Kevin Alejandro who is Detective Daniel Espinoza, Chloe’s ex-husband, and DB Woodside who plays the role of Amenadiel, Lucifer’s brother and apparently God’s favorite son. The role of Mazikeen, Lucifer’s loyal demon protector, is played by Lesley-Ann Brandt. Rachel Harris plays Dr. Linda Martin, therapist to the Devil himself, while Aimee Garcia plays Ella Lopez, a bubbly and instantly lovable forensic scientist working for the LAPD.

In the upcoming season, most of these characters are expected to return, except perhaps Amenadiel, who was seen flying off to heaven. Anyhow, the new characters joining the show will be Graham McTavish as Father Kinley, a revered priest, and Inbar Lavi as Eve, as in the first woman created by God. It will be interesting to see how the season pans out as Lucifer interacts with these new characters in his usually devilishly charming manner.

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Lucifer Plot: What is it about?

The plot of ‘Lucifer’ centers the devil who gives up his post in hell and comes to earth to live out a normal life and to see the pleasures that mankind has to offer. However, Lucifer is never really able to let go of who he is and continues to run a nightclub called Lux, where all sorts of perversions and deviations are allowed and encouraged, much like he encouraged the embracing of desire in God’s Eden. He also gives out favors, which refers to the myth of the deal with the devil. However, things come to a head when one of the people he had done a favor for, ends up dead in front of his nightclub. He gets involved and meets Chloe, an attractive and smart LAPD detective.

The rest of the plot unfolds as Lucifer and Chloe solve crimes as partners, and they both begin to develop feelings for each other. However, hurdles keep coming in between, like Lucifer’s angelic brother Amenadiel who tries to convince him to return to hell, or Lucifer’s mother, the goddess of all creation. Nonetheless, Chloe is disbelieving of Lucifer’s identity of the devil although he is upfront about it. However, their trust in each other to have their partner’s backs when it counts makes the show a sweet one to watch. The run on Fox actually ends with Chloe finally seeing Lucifer’s devil face.

What stands out in the show is the humane portrayal of Lucifer. He is not evil, he punishes evil, as he keeps on reminding everyone who knows his identity. It is also lovely to see how humanity is portrayed as a strength rather than a weakness as the celestial beings, and even the demon Mazikeen, finds love and relations to cherish on earth. Lucifer’s moments of existential angst, which shows just how much in pain he is, often eclipses and overshadows his normal hedonistic self, which is always fun to watch. However, for all its thought out characterization, the show could have done a lot more based on Gaiman’s material, instead of reducing it to just another run of the mill police procedural.

The third season saw Lucifer, who was reeling from the aftermath of Chloe seeing his devil face, facing a new challenge: Eve, the original sinner herself, also came back. Hopefully, in the upcoming season, it will be interesting to see how the dynamics  between Lucifer and Eve evolves.

Lucifer Season 5 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Lucifer’ Season 4 premiered on May 8, 2019. One must remember that following its cancelation at Fox and vigorous campaign on Twitter, Netflix picked the show up for Season 4. Tom Ellis, himself, reached out and thanked fans saying that if it had not been for them, the show might not have been saved.

As far as the next season goes, we have good news for the fans. On June 5, 2019, Netflix renewed the show for another season. “We’re thrilled that Lucifer fans around the world have embraced this series on Netflix, and we can’t wait to give them the big finish they’ve all been waiting for,” the streamer said in a statement.

Though no release date was announced, we expect ‘Lucifer’ Season 5 to release sometime in May, 2020. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.

Lucifer Trailer:

While we wait for season 5, check out the season 4 trailer to refresh your memories. If you haven’t seen the show yet head over to Netflix to catch all the episodes of the previous seasons.

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