Netflix released the trailer for the first part of the fifth season of the award-winning series, Lucifer on July 13, 2020. The Lucifer TV show was first developed by the Fox network and then subsequently canceled after three seasons. Due to a huge outcry from fans, it was picked up again by Netflix. According to the trailer and the show-runners, the first part of Lucifer Season 5 is going to be available for streaming on Netflix from August 21, 2020. The show-runners have also confirmed that there is going to be a sixth and final season, which will release sometime in the middle of 2021.
The Premise of the Show:
The Lucifer TV show is based on the DC Comics interpretation of The Devil, here named Lucifer Morningstar. In the show, actor Tom Ellis plays Lucifer the Lord of Hell, who gets bored of his position there and relocates to downtown Los Angeles in open defiance of God, his father. In Los Angeles, Lucifer establishes an extremely popular nightclub called “Lux” and also starts to assist the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) as a third-party consultant. He is partnered with LAPD detective Chloe Decker, with whom he protects LA from a variety of demonic threats. The Lucifer Season 5 trailer has introduced a new twist to the proceedings of Lucifer.
Recap of the Earlier Seasons:
In the first season, Lucifer Morningstar teams up with Detective Chloe Decker and starts to work as a private consultant with the LAPD. At the end of the season, Lucifer is framed for murder and he has to work together with Chloe to prove his innocence. The second season also involves Lucifer and Chloe solving gruesome crimes together, but the turn of events almost leads him to reveal his true nature to Chloe. When he attempts to, he gets knocked out and awakes to find himself in a desert. The third and fourth seasons of Lucifer are departures from the usual storyline of the show and bring up interesting concepts like parallel universes and timelines. The trailer for Lucifer Season 5 introduces a new jaw-dropping twist, Lucifer’s twin brother Michael.
Overview of the New Trailer:
The two-minute-long Lucifer Season 5 trailer drops a major bomb in the first 30 seconds – Lucifer is back but it’s not really him. Instead, it’s Michael, Lucifer’s lesser-known twin brother who is planning to take over Lucifer’s life and responsibilities as well. At the end of season 4, Lucifer went back to Hell and assumed his position as ruler. This sudden return takes everyone in the show by surprise – most notably Detective Chloe Decker and his angelic brother Amenadiel. In the trailer, Lucifer is confronted by his assistant Mazikeen (Maze), who was distraught when Lucifer decided to renounce his earthly life and return to hell. It is at this point that the Lucifer impersonator throws in the towel and admits that he is in fact Michael, Lucifer’s little-known twin brother, who came up to usurp Lucifer’s power and positions.
Apart from the revelation that Michael is going to usurp all the power and positions that belong to his twin brother, he also clashes openly with Amenadiel. Even though Michael might simply pretend to be Lucifer at the beginning of Lucifer Season 5, fans are of the opinion that he cannot keep up the pretense for long. Since such a huge, jaw-dropping twist was revealed in the trailer itself, viewers and fans can only wonder what else Netflix has in store for long-term admirers of the brilliant show. Even Detective Decker suspected that there was something off from the start.
Why Did Netflix Reveal The Twist So Early On?
Most of the fans are theorizing why Netflix decided to reveal the Lucifer-Michael twist in the trailer itself. One of the most optimistic theories that fans are parroting is the fact there is a lot more in store, which people will see when the first 8 episodes start streaming on August 21. Since the twist was revealed early, the audience will not have to suffer and stay ignorant while Michael continues to impersonate Lucifer in front of Mazikeen, Chloe, Amenadiel, and all of the other beloved characters who are on Lucifer.
In Lucifer Season 5, watching Chloe get together with a fake Lucifer would have enraged fans greatly. To stop this kind of misunderstanding from happening, Netflix decided to reveal the fact about Michael’s impersonation right at the outset. It was a very smart move because now the show will begin to show how everybody realizes Michael’s impersonation from the beginning itself. Fans seem to think that the first few episodes of the fifth season will focus on the reaction of the rest of the cast when they learn about Michael’s devious deception. Another question is also being asked: “If this is Michael, where is Lucifer?”
Netflix’s Clever Twists:
Netflix has been the reason viewers have gotten to enjoy some of the most engaging TV shows in the past few years – such as Lucifer, Stranger Things, Ozark, Mindhunter, etc. The trailers are always extremely well-made. The Lucifer Season 5 trailer is no different and has allowed Netflix to subvert the expectations of the viewers and keep them on their toes. There has already been a flurry of social media posts and passionate discussions regarding the new fifth season trailer, which already has more than 7.5 million views on YouTube alone.
Something interesting that you might not know about this interpretation of Lucifer is that it was originally visualized and conceptualized by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for the Sandman graphic novel series. In Sandman, Lucifer Morningstar was designed to look very similar to David Bowie, the acclaimed British rock musician. Lucifer Morningstar has made numerous appearances in a number of DC comic books and graphic novels, with other famous characters like Batman, The Flash, and also John Constantine.
The Lucifer Season 5 trailer is extremely exciting and is promising a lot of interesting and unnerving things that will come later in the season.