Lucifer season 6 hits Netflix—release date, cast, and plot details revealed

Lucifer season 6 has finally dropped on Netflix after months of anticipation

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Thank the Devil it’s Friday—the Lucifer season 6 release date is finally upon us. 

The Netflix fantasy drama is back by popular demand for one final round of demons, angels, and detectives, after originally planning to conclude after its fifth season. 

Disappointed fans desperately campaigned to have the show renewed, and much to their delight, their prayers were answered. Netflix confirmed in June it would release one more season of Lucifer—and that would officially be it.  

Season 6 is set to explore—spoiler alert!—just how Lucifer will navigate his new role as God, after rescuing Chloe from Death in the last episode of season Five. From the release date to the cast, here’s everything you need to know about one of the most hotly-anticipated shows coming to Netflix in September 2021

When is the Lucifer season 6 release date on Netflix?

Season 6 of Lucifer premieres on Netflix on 10 September, five months after the action-packed finale of its fifth season. 

Who is in the Lucifer season 6 cast? 

Lucifer Season 6 will see the return of all your cast favorites, including Lauren German and Kevin Alejandro as detective duo Chloe and Dan, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Lucifer’s demon ally Maze, and Rachael Harris as Dr. Linda Martin, Lucifer’s Stanford-educated therapist. 

Aimee Garcia will also reprise her role as forensic scientist Ella Lopez, while Scarlett Estevez will be back as Trixie, Chloe and Dan’s daughter. And of course, the devil himself, Lucifer, will once again return in the form of the brilliant Tom Ellis. 


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How many episodes are in Lucifer season 6?

Lucifer season 6 has 10 episodes, all of which will be released on Netflix at once for your binge-watching pleasure. 

Is season 6 the final season of Lucifer?

Sadly, it looks like it. Netflix confirmed in June that Lucifer season 6 would be the final season of the hit show, before inviting fans to join them for ‘a bittersweet goodbye’ to its beloved characters. The streaming service also advised viewers to ‘bring tissues’, implying we’re in for an emotional rollercoaster in the upcoming season. 

What can we expect from season 6 and the finale of Lucifer?

It's the question on everyone's lips—where in Satan's name will the story go in season 6? 

After the King of Hell was promoted to heavenly God in the final episode of the fifth season, it seemed that Lucifer’s conclusion was pretty set in stone. With the series no longer about a devil, fans are scratching their heads as to just how writers will move the plot forward. 

But according to Tom Ellis, there’s still plenty to explore in the tale of Lucifer. 

“With season 5, it feels like our story has gone full circle, but there's something that we haven't done yet," he told Collider. “That's what I'll tease about season 6."

The sixth season has also been described as “more intimate” and “more character-focused” by Joe Henderson, Lucifer’s co-showrunner, with less emphasis on a specific villain and more attention to the overall cast. 

The next batch of episodes will explore Lucifer’s adjustment of his new role to God, as well as the response of the angels to their new leader. 

“There’s never been a transition of God’s power to a new God before. In the season 5 finale, you see a lot of confusion amongst all the angels as to how exactly it all works—no one really knows. So our characters still have a few things to figure out, including getting to the truth of what it is they truly desire,” said show writer Chris Rafferty. 

Emma Dooney
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