When Is 'Lucifer' Season 5B Coming to Netflix?

The fifth season of the show is arriving in two parts.


Everything’s coming up Lucifer these days: After an abrupt cancellation a few years ago, Netflix rescued the show when fans took over social media with trending #SaveLucifer hashtags. A few months before the fifth season debuted last weekend, Netflix announced that Season 5 would not, in fact, be the show’s last, as was the original plan, and that Season 6 is officially on the way. Netflix also opted to expand Season 5 to 16 episodes, the first 8 of which are now available. Now that we’ve gotten a chance to blaze through the newest episodes of the show, fans are wondering when we can expect the next half. 

Why is there only half of Season 5 available?

Lucifer Season 5 was split in half following the coronavirus lockdown that put all of Hollywood on pause for most of 2020. Luckily, enough of the episodes had finished filming and postproduction that the whole season didn’t have to be delayed, and Netflix was able to debut Season 5A on August 21. More than a year had passed between Seasons 4 and 5, but fans probably won’t have nearly as long to wait for Season 5B-which, now that production on many shows and movies is starting back up again (which, as long as everyone’s staying safe, we’re thrilled about!), could be finished in time for late 2020. 

Is there a date for Season 5B yet?

Netflix hasn’t announced a date yet, probably because Lucifer hasn’t restarted production yet, but that could happen any day now. According to Newsweek, Production Weekly reported that the show would be back on the lot sometime in October, which still seems to be the plan. We don’t know exactly how much of the season had been completed by the time lockdown began, but we can assume that most of the episodes are done, and just awaiting a finale. 

Who is in the cast?

Obviously, Tom Ellis and Lauren German will be back as Lucifer and Chloe Decker, respectively, as will Rachael Harris (psychiatrist Linda Martin), Aimee Garcia (Ella Lopez), Kevin Alejandro (Dan Espinoza), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Mazikeen), Scarlett Estevez (Chloe and Dan’s daughter Trixie, and D.B. Woodside (Amenadiel), who will also step behind the camera for one episode. Dennis Haysbert also made a very surprising appearance as God in 5A’s midseason finale. One exciting addition (technically re-addition) is Inbar Lavi will be reprising her role as Eve this season. 

What else do we know about it? 

Without spoiling anything, Season 5A does end on a pretty massive cliffhanger, as if Netflix had been planning to split the season in two this whole time. We don’t know exactly where they’re going to go from here, but we do at least have the episode titles: 

Episode 9: “Family Dinner”
Episode 10: “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam”
Episode 11: “Resting Devil Face”
Episode 12: “Daniel Espinoza: Naked and Afraid”
Episode 13: “A Little Harmless Stalking”
Episode 14: “Nothing Lasts Forever”
Episode 15: “Is This Really How It’s Going to End?!”
Episode 16: “A Chance at a Happy Ending”

In case you were wondering, Episode 10, “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam,” is indeed the long-awaited musical episode. At a DC Fandome panel for the show, Netflix played a scene from the episode in which Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Ella Lopez (Aimee Garcia) duet “Another One Bites the Dust” on a football field, complete with dancing quarterbacks and a high school band. Showrunner Ildy Modrovich also said they’d been trying to fit in a musical episode since Season 3. Season 5B can’t come soon enough!!Need help finding something to watch? Sign up here for our weekly Streamail newsletter to get streaming recommendations delivered straight to your inbox.

Emma Stefansky is a staff entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @stefabsky.


Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.


Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.


BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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