After a long wait, Lucifer fans have been hit with a double-dose of news in the last two days. Just yesterday Netflix announced the season 5 premiere date for the supernatural crime drama. Now, the streaming service is following that announcement with a season 6 renewal.
Unfortunately for Lucifer fans, the sixth season is also set to be the show’s last (yes, for real this time).
Lucifer, an adaptation of the DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg, first aired on FOX back in 2016. After an initial three season run, it was cancelled by the network. After overwhelming fan outrage, Netflix ultimately picked up the series for season 4, and then again for season 5 after its success on the platform.
When Netflix first picked up the show, season 5 was supposed to be its last. However, showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson signed new deals with the streamer. After some negotiations, star Tom Ellis ultimately followed suit.
According to the show’s official Twitter account, fans should expect season 6 to be the show’s last, describing it as “like, FINAL final.”
Lucifer follows Lucifer himself (Tom Ellis) as he abandons his post as Lord of Hell to run a Los Angeles nightclub. In doing so, he makes connections with the LAPD and helps them solve crimes.
The upcoming fifth season of Lucifer will consist of 16 episodes split into two parts. The first part is set to hit Netflix on August 21.
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