‘Lucifer’ Star Tom Ellis Reveals When Season 5 Will Resume Filming
Tom Ellis had to press pause on playing the Devil when the COVID-19 shut down happened in March. But the Lucifer star is ready to get back to work, and he just revealed a timeline of when the Netflix series will resume filming the end of Season 5.
Production on ‘Lucifer’ Season 5 was cut short
Unlike previous installments, Season 5 of Lucifer is dropping on Netflix in two parts. Part 1, aka 5A, premiered on Aug. 21. But the second half of the season still does not have an official release date.
The reason for this uncertainty is the temporary pause in production caused by the coronavirus shut down. When talking to Da Man Magazine, Ellis explained how he was filming the Season 5 finale when the pandemic hit.
“I’ve been holed up in L.A. with my wife since shooting on season five of Lucifer was suspended,” Ellis recently told. “We were agonizingly close to wrapping but lockdown beat us. So, we still have 60 percent of our season five finale to shoot.”
Ellis is ready to get back to work
After spending the summer quarantining, the cast of Lucifer is gearing up to get back to work. But with all the romance and drama the show features, Ellis noted the challenges of filming safely.
“It’s going to be challenging to say the least,” he told Da Man Magazine. “We’ve had to find a way to stay safe whilst remaining productive. Film sets are usually a hive of activity with people constantly making adjustments and last-minute tweaks in small, confined spaces. Now, with the restrictions, everyone has to take their turn to do their job, so it’s going to have a big knock-on effect to how much we can physically shoot in a day.”
Luckily, there is only a little bit of filming left for Season 5. So if the cast and crew can get through that safely, fans will get their Part 2 fairly soon.
The ‘Lucifer’ star just revealed a production start date
After that cliffhanger finale, fans are anxiously waiting to see what happens with Lucifer and his brother Michael. Luckily, according to Ellis, the show is scheduled to start filming very soon.
We have a tentative start date in September,” he said in an interview with Collider. “The plan is that we come back and finish what we have left of Season 5, which is about five or six days left to shoot. So, we’ll get that done first.”
The actor noted that after filming, production just needs to edit the finale so they can release Season 5B. Meanwhile, the cast will begin shooting Season 6.
“They can take that off and get that edited and ready, and do all of the post-production stuff they have to do and add it to what we already have in the can,” he added. “And then, we’ll be able to put out Season 5, Part 2. Meanwhile, we’ll be working away on Season 6, which is going to be interesting, given how the world has changed.”
If the Lucifer crew is done filming by October and can get the finale ready by November, it could mean fans will get the anticipated second half of the season by December.
Season 5A of Lucifer is currently streaming on Netflix.