Lucifer season 6: Why is Lucifer ending and won’t there be a season 7?

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Tom Ellis and Lauren German in Lucifer

Don’t you point your gun at Lucifer (Picture: John P Fleenor/Netflix)

Lucifer fans are ecstatic by the return of the urban fantasy show with the release of season 6, while also sharing their disappointment over the Netflix series coming to an end.

While the new episodes released mark the end of Tom Ellis’ portrayal of Lucifer Morningstar, an angel banished from Heaven, some fans have expressed their hope that there could be a season 7 at some point in future.

The season 5 finale depicted Lucifer becoming embroiled in a deadly duel with his twin brother Michael (also played by Tom), with Lucifer eventually slicing off Michael’s wings.

The final moments of the episode revealed that Lucifer had become God’s successor, as everyone in his vicinity knelt before him.

So how will Lucifer cope with his newfound power?

Why is Lucifer ending and won’t there be a season 7?

Lucifer first premiered on Fox in the US, lasting for three seasons before the TV network cancelled the show.

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Tom Ellis in Lucifer

A bit of razzle dazzle in season 6? (Picture: John P Fleenor/Netflix)

Nonetheless, diehard fans of the fantasy series were delighted when it was announced that Netflix had picked the show back up, bringing it back for its fourth season.

A fifth season premiered in August 2020, with the second half coming out in May this year.

While it was initially believed that season five would be the last of the show, the programme was renewed for one more season, ending on the devilish number six.

In July last year, showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich explained to EW that they had a change of heart after initially planning on ending on season five, with Joe stating: ‘It was very, very similar to when we went from 10 episodes to 16.

‘[We were] like, “No, this is perfect. If we do this, it’ll ruin everything!” Then three days later, you’re like, “Wait, how could we not have done this?”’

While this means that there won’t be a season seven, who knows… perhaps you can never truly say never.

How many episodes are in Lucifer season 6?

There are 10 episodes in season six of Lucifer, with all 10 being made available to watch at the same time on the release date, on Friday September 10.

DB Woodside in Lucifer

Amenadiel does not look amused (Picture: John P Fleenor/Netflix)

The season begins shrouded in mystery, as episode one follows Lucifer and Chloe (Lauren German) as they encounter a murderous situation before Lucifer starts his new job.

It’s only been four months since the season five finale aired, as it came out in May this year.

Who is in the Lucifer season 6 cast?

Season six of Lucifer sees many returning members of the cast join Tom for the fallen angel’s final outing.

In addition to Lauren as Chloe, other cast members include Kevin Alejandro as Daniel Espinoza, DB Woodside as Amenadiel, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Maze and Rachael Harris as Dr Linda Martin.

One actor joining as a new main cast member is Brianna Hildebrand as Rory Decker, Lucifer and Chloe’s daughter from the future.

A photo from the set shared on social media by Tom teased a time-travelling storyline, so the inclusion of Rory in the narrative is likely going to throw a massive spanner in the works.

Lucifer is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.

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