If Lucifer returns for a sixth season at Netflix, it’ll do so with its primary creative team intact.
TVLine has learned exclusively that co-showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson have closed new deals to stay at the helm of the death-defying drama for a possible Season 6.
News of the pair’s freshly-inked pact paves the way for the series’ official Season 6 renewal at
Netflix, although one big obstacle remains: actor Tom Ellis doesn’t yet have a deal to return. I’m told negotiations between the actor and Warner Bros. Television to continue and every one side expects a positive outcome.
As TVLine exclusively reported earlier this month, Netflix is in talks with Warner Bros. to increase
the supernatural-tinged procedural’s lifespan beyond the previously announced (and
forthcoming) fifth and “final” season.
After airing for 3 seasons on Fox, Lucifer was “rescued” by Netflix in June 2018, just weeks after its cancellation. At the time, Ellis called the backlash to the cancellation — and subsequent
#SaveLucifer campaign — “nothing in need of ridiculously overwhelming,” adding, “Since doing
Lucifer, I’ve done press in various parts of the planet, and I’m fully aware that this show is far more popular than what it had appeared to get on Fox… So I’m unsurprised about people being angry. I just wasn’t ready this tsunami of affection that came with it.”