Months of negotiation finally comes to an end. Tom Ellis decides to quit ‘Lucifer’ Season 6. Is Vampire Diaries Heartthrob Ian Somerhalder seems to replace Tom Ellis?
It has been months now that the news of Tom Ellis negotiating his contract with Netflix high-officials has been doing the rounds. Rumours are that our much-loved devil is not content with the payment and terms of his new contract for the 6th Season.
- Is Ian Somerhalder the new devil?
- Was Tom Ellis unhappy playing Lucifer?
- The world of Lucifer Morningstar
- ‘Lucifer’ Season 5
Finally, it seems that both parties have reached a decision and Tom Ellis has finally decided to call quits at ‘Lucifer’ Season 6. And guess who Ellis is being replaced with? Ian Somerhalder!! That’s right. Scroll down for more info
Is Ian Somerhalder the new devil?
If you remember the blue-eyed, dark brown hair vampire Damon Salvadore, you know who we are talking about. Yes! Ian Somerhalder of ‘Vampire Diaries’ is rumoured to replace Tom Ellis as the devil in ‘Lucifer’ Season 6.
Eliis’ portrayal was widely praised for his quick wit, singing skills, and his utter devotion to Detective Chloe Decker. However, Netflix officials are confident, given Ian’s similar characteristics to Damon Salvadore’s character that he would also win over people in no time.
Was Tom Ellis unhappy playing Lucifer?
In an interview with the “Belfast Telegraph”, Tom Ellis confessed that although he was very happy playing the innovative character of Lucifer Morningstar, there were some tough aspects to it as well.
He expressed that he missed his family and his three kids immensely, given he had to spend months in LA for shooting the show. He told the publication, “Fatherhood is a huge part of my life and the toughest thing about this job is being away from the girls. Although we keep in touch with Skype and by text and they come and visit during their school holidays, there’s no substitute for being with them day to day”. Now, isn’t that just aww? But it might be one of the many reasons that led Tom Ellis to quit? What do you think?
The world of Lucifer Morningstar
Allegedly, God’s favourite angel, Lucifer, went against God’s will, caused havoc in heaven, and got banished, only to rule hell and became the devil. But, he decided he needed a little vacay, so he abandoned hell and came to the city of Angels, Los Angeles (LA) with his demon Maze. Here, he bought a bar, Lux to be specific.
Somehow with fate’s own twisted game, Lucifer met LA Police Department’s detective and single mother Chloe Decker, who was completely immune to his devilish charm and superpower, when he got mixed up in a murder case. And that’s how his journey as Detective Decker’s partner began. They fell in love with each other. But fate had something else planned for them. ‘Lucifer’ Season 4 ended with Lucifer flying back (literally) to hell.
Lucifer Season 5
Since Netflix aired ‘Lucifer’ Season 4’s finale on May 8th, 2019 and left the fans devastated with a dramatic cliffhanger, it has been more than a year of wait. However, the show’s shooting is on pause since February 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Whispers around the corner reveal that the shooting of the last episode of season 5 is yet to be completed along with the post-production. Although there’s no concrete news on the season 5 release date from the Netflix officials, we are expecting it by October or November this year.
Have you watched all the seasons of ‘Lucifer’? Do you think Ian Somerhalder can fill Tom Ellis’ shoes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.