Following a contract dispute that would’ve potentially put the sixth season of Lucifer in jeopardy, actor Tom Ellis has settled the negotiations and is officially returning for the Netflix series.
According to TVLine, Ellis formally inked a new deal with the show. While a formal pickup is yet to be made, this new deal assures that Lucifer will be renewed for a sixth season. That said, Netflix hasn’t announced the release date for Season 5 just yet.
Reports about the dispute surfaced last month, revealing that Eliis and Warner Bros. Television’s renegotiations came to a standstill because the actor allegedly had issues with the studio’s latest offer. Since Ellis already has a Season 6 deal in place, failure of honoring the deal might result in a breach of contract. WB was said to have the “legal upper hand” but “sweetened the pot” multiple times because they wanted Ellis to be “happy.”
Now, it looks like things are shaping up and fans will certainly be delighted with the news of the guaranteed sixth season for Lucifer on the streaming giant.
Lucifer showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson will be returning for season 6 since they closed their deal back in February. Aside from Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Scarlett Estevez, Rachael Harris, and Aimee Garcia will be reprising their roles as well.
Lucifer Season 5 is currently expected to be released on Netflix later this year.