The devil is in the details, it seems, when it comes to Lucifer season 6 on Netflix as rumors swirl around Tom Ellis and a contract dispute.
After an eleventh-hour Hail Mary gave Lucifer a new lease on life at Netflix, the show’s future beyond the previously announced fifth and final season is in jeopardy thanks to a contract dispute with star Tom Ellis. According to TV Line, Ellis is balking at the contract despite efforts from Warner Bros TV to smooth things over.
The devil truly is in the details, however, as Ellis already has a contract for season 6 in place, along with showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson. The rest of the cast is ready to return for a sixth season but their contracts are tied to Ellis. Ellis could face a breach of contract if he does not honor his existing season 6 deal, but without Ellis, Lucifer’s second coming could go up in flames.
Lucifer was facing certain doom after FOX decided to pass on season 4 back in 2018. After weeks of organized social media support from fans all over the world, the show was picked up by Netflix. Originally, Netflix planned for Lucifer to formally bow with season 5, but the streaming site changed course in February and started conversations about season 6.
With Ellis embroiled in a contract dispute, the show’s future beyond season 5 is in jeopardy. However, given Warner Bros TV’s support of the series and Netflix’s willingness to keep going, there is every reason to believe that something can be worked out. Ellis makes no secret of his love for the show and the role, owing the show’s success to the dedication to the fans.
Lucifer season 5 is scheduled to premiere later this year, and all four seasons of the show are available to stream now.