Netflix's Lucifer unveils first look at season 5 special episode

Susannah Alexander

From Digital Spy

Lucifer's upcoming fifth season looks set to be as exciting as ever if these first-look photos are anything to go by, as we'll be experiencing Luther Morningstar's 'first case' in the 1940s.

Entertainment Weekly has shared new photos on Instagram from the Netflix show's upcoming noir episode and Lucifer (Tom Ellis) is looking very dapper in his three-piece suit and hat in the black-and-white photos.

'It Never Ends Well for the Chicken', the fourth episode of the fantasy drama's fifth season, will explore what happened when Lucifer visited Los Angeles in the 1940s as he recounts the story and places the show's other characters into different roles in his re-telling.

Photo credit: John P. Fleenor/Netflix

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Lucifer co-showrunner Joe Henderson told Entertainment Weekly that the noir genre was chosen due to its affinity with detective stories, saying: "Whenever you play [with] flashbacks, the question is always 'What's the time frame that can reflect a person?'

"What's nice about noir is it's detective stories, but Lucifer isn't a detective yet. So what we're almost seeing, to a certain extent, is Lucifer's first case. There is a case, there is a mystery to solve, but it's just more filtering our [show's] language through noir."

Fellow co-showrunner Ildy Modrovich added that actor Tom Ellis is "made for this style", saying, "I think there's always been something about his portrayal of Lucifer [that's] old school, that harkens back to the extravagance and elegance of old Hollywood and just noir".

The episode will also delve further into Maze (Lesley Ann Brandt)'s past and the producers can't wait for fans to find out more about her and see her musical numbers.

"Lesley-Ann is going to break your heart for sure," Modrovich teased.

It was revealed last week that Lucifer has been renewed for a sixth and final season on Netflix, with the streaming service joking that "the devil made us do it".

The upcoming fifth season had been planned to be the show's final run, so this extension means that we'll now be getting some bonus stories about the Lord of Hell.

Lucifer season 5a launches on Netflix on Friday, August 21. Catch up on season 4 via Netflix and seasons 1-3 via Amazon Prime Video.

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