Netflix Orders An Extra Long Farewell For Lucifer

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Great news, fellow Lucifans! Netflix has ordered an extra six episodes of your favorite west coast dwelling devil. This news raises the fifth and final season of Lucifer from ten episodes to a whopping sixteen.

Hopefully this happy news softens the blow of the swift approaching (second) end of this beloved show, whose dedicated and vocal fan base fully committed themselves to the #SaveLucifer campaign on social media and saved the series from premature cancellation when Fox decided not to renew the series (a decision made all the more baffling by a ridiculously inflated third season, during which Fox released an incredible twenty-six episodes).

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My only real concern is that season five not suffer the same directionless malaise that plagued season three, though admittedly, twenty-six episodes is a good deal more story to produce than sixteen. Regardless, Netflix knows their way around a series, and I have complete confidence that Lucifer will get the send off it deserves.

Still, some of the shows most ardent fans have tried to resurrect the campaign that first saved the series from the chopping block, even if that means jumping networks or platforms again. But the show’s executive producers seem to have contented themselves with an extra long farewell, stating: “While we feel just as sad as many of you do that this marvelous ride is coming to an end, a fight won’t change things right now.”

Lucifer is based on the DC Comics character of the same name created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith, and Mike Dringenberg. The series follows Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) who has traded his kingdom in Hell for a shiny nightclub in Los Angeles and a consultant position with the LAPD. While helping the LAPD solve crimes, Lucifer falls in love with his partner Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German).

There’s no release date for the season at this time.