Lucifer season 6 is on its way after a successful deal with Tom Ellis, who is set to resume his role as the titular character. After some back and, forth Netflix has finally closed in on a deal with Tom Ellis, opening up the avenue for the show’s sixth season 6
- The Dispute that almost Cancelled the Show!
- Saving Lucifer
It’s the story of a dispute that almost cancelled the show! Except, all’s well now. Netflix has will be helming Lucifer season 6, and most importantly, Tom Ellis is back as Lucifer.
The dispute that almost nixed it
Earlier in the year news had broken out that Ellis wanted a rise in his pay and had negotiated with Netflix. This was despite the fact that Ellis had been already contracted for the sixth season of Lucifer. Netflix was not happy. And Ellis could have been charged with a breach of contract. Both sides were deep in negotiation, and a resolution was looking difficult. So, even though Lucifer season 6 was on the line-up for Netflix, the contract dispute was the one thing coming in the way.
How did they save it?
Thankfully, there came about a resolution and Ellis is back in the game! Created by Tom Kapinos, Lucifer is actually an adaptation of a character from Neil Gaiman’s cult comic series, The Sandman. The show is about the King of Hell who owns a hip club in Los Angeles and helps the city’s police solve crimes using his fallen-angel abilities.
After airing four seasons on the network Fox, Lucifer was cancelled in 2018, leading fans to campaign for the show under the #SaveLucifer hashtag. Netflix, viewing potential, was quick to come in and pick the show up, saving it from cancellation.
Lucifer is one of Netflix’s best performing series and has also produced more episodes than most other Netflix originals. With 77 episodes spanning five seasons under its belt, it is also one of the longest-running series.
Season 5 was reportedly supposed to be the last season, but the streaming giant has since changed its mind and Lucifer season 6 is on its way – after filming for season 5 is complete. The filming, which was scheduled to start by September, was halted due to the coronavirus outbreak and quarantine constraints.
So, it’s possible that season 6 will be delayed for a while. But Netflix’s deal with the devil promises that it is sure to return. All hell has been saved from breaking loose.