Lucifer season 5: Will God appear in the final series? Neil Gaiman opens up

Season five of Lucifer may be the final instalment of the supernatural police procedural but one thing is certain: it’s going out with a bang not a whimper. The cast and crew are busy shooting the new episodes of the Netflix series. The show’s loyal following known as Lucifans are eager for any news about the forthcoming run and a big question is whether God will be showing up.

Will God appear in the final series?

US network FOX cancelled Lucifer in 2018 due to poor ratings, leaving the global fandom in shock.

However, the American broadcaster aired two “bonus” episodes which had been filmed for season four.

One of the episodes was titled Once Upon A Time and imagined a world where Lucifer Morningstar (played by Tom Ellis) had never met homicide detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German).

The episode was narrated by author Neil Gaiman, who along with Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, came up with the character in the original comics. Lucifer is a spin-off character from The Sandman series.

As Lucifer draws to a close, could Gaiman reprise his role as the voice of God or indeed make an appearance?

In an exclusive interview with, Gaiman said: “The thing about Lucifer is, I am a mere pawn in the Lucifer thing. They sent me the first pilot script when they wrote that.

“After that, they’ve been on their own having fun except for when I get mysterious messages from them saying, ‘Come and be God’.

“So I don’t know. It would be fair to say that I have not been approached yet to do anything in the final season.”

Saying this, Gaiman said he’d spoken to Lucifer co-showrunner Joe Henderson 18 months ago at San Diego Comic-Con.

He’d told Henderson he wouldn’t have a problem with “somebody who can actually act” being brought in to play God.

Gaiman said: “They thought that was very sweet. So it’s quite possible you may get God.”

The star added: “Anyway, it’s up to them. I’m just thrilled Lucifer got to run for five seasons.

“I’m thrilled that they got to make the thing they set out to make.”

While this seems to confirm Gaiman won’t be part of the final series, there’s nothing to suggest God won’t make an appearance.

From a narrative perspective, it would round off the show nicely to see father and son reunited.

As Lucifer has aptly said in the past, he “created daddy issues”, so some form of meeting or reconciliation would be a neat touch.

The original Lucifer comics also feature the character of God, so again the makers could decide to bring this figure in.

Showrunners Henderson and Ildy Modrovich previously teased season five with the former telling Entertainment Weekly: “We have a lot of exciting ways [of bringing Lucifer back from Hell], and one way in particular, to do it that launches an awesome, awesome season five.

“We did spend some time digging into what we think can be season five.”

Modrovich added: “We have a lot of exciting ways, and one way, in particular, to do it that launches an awesome, awesome season 5. We did spend some time digging into what we think can be season five.

“We even have the first scene [of season 5], which is one of my favorite [sic] things we’ve ever come up with.”

Lucifer season 5 will be released on Netflix in 2020

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