‘Lucifer’ Star Tom Ellis Confessed Why He Likes to Re-Watch ‘Friends’ Episodes

On Netflix’s Lucifer, the title character, Lucifer Morningstar, can draw out the deepest, darkest secrets of unsuspecting humans. Now, the actor who plays The Devil, Tom Ellis, has revealed some details about his own life, including what’s on his television playlist.

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Tom Ellis watches Netflix and Hulu

Ellis headlines Lucifer, but he isn’t just an entertainer. He is also a fan who appreciates other content. The actor spoke with Men’s Health magazine and opened up about which television shows he has enjoyed during the COVID-19 quarantine and beyond. And like his fans, there is a certain show that the star admits to revisiting.


Although Lucifer’s home is Netflix, Ellis digs shows from various sources. He told Men’s Health this about what shows he has discovered recently:

“During lockdown, what TV shows have I stumbled across to lift my spirits? The truth is — not many to lift my spirits. I’ve seen some very good stuff. Normal People, which was fantastic on the BBC and on Hulu, Dead to Me Season 2 [was] fantastic.”

Tom Ellis explained the lasting appeal of ‘Friends’

Aside from the hot new shows on Ellis’ radar, he has one throwback show in his cue. For his viewing pleasure, the star relives episodes of Friends. In his interview with Men’s Health, he explained why.

“I think if we’re looking to be uplifted in our household, we always go back and watch episodes of friends because we know them all, they’re always funny, it reminds us of a better time, and it’s got that air of nostalgia about it. So, Friends for definite.”

‘Lucifer’ Season 5 is coming soon

Similar to the Friends repeats that Ellis likes, Lucifer is a binge-worthy series and a welcome escape for many fans during the coronavirus pandemic. The witty banter, likable characters, and far-out storylines from the show entertain the audience, many of whom have re-watched the first four seasons on Netflix.

Fans will not have to wait much longer for the premiere of Lucifer Season 5. Ellis retweeted a tease from his newest co-star, Dennis Haysbert, who plays Luci’s father, God. In the tweet, Haysbert teased Lucifer’s return, which is slated for August 21. The former 24 scene-stealer wrote this:

“Looking for a new show to binge? Check out seasons 1-4 of the series Lucifer on Netflix! That way, you’ll be ready when I join the cast in season 5!”

“Even if I have seen the first four seasons about 10 times, if “God” tells us to see them again, hoping that the next season will arrive as soon as possible, we will obey,” tweeted a fan in anticipation of The Almighty finally making an appearance on Lucifer.

‘Lucifer’ Season 6 is on the horizon

The first four seasons of Lucifer are currently streaming, and Netflix will release season 5 in two eight-episode arcs. Also, negotiations to bring the supernatural drama back for season 6 have been wrapped up successfully, according to Radio Times. So, if what you truly desire is more of Lucifer, things are looking up. Viewers can look forward to at least two more seasons with The Prince of Darkness.

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