Netflix has renewed ‘Lucifer’ for a fifth — and final — season. The streaming service rescued the drama after FOX cancelled it last year. Its fourth season, which is the first exclusive to Netflix, premiered on May 8th. That was a shorter 10-episode season. It wasn’t announced how many episodes would comprise Season 5.
The series’ co-showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich issued a statement declaring:
“We are so incredibly thankful to Netflix for resurrecting our show last season, and now letting us finish the story of Lucifer on our terms. Most importantly, we want to thank the fans for their incredible passion and support. The best is yet to come!”
Indeed, it was the ravenous fan support that convinced Netflix to save ‘Lucifer’ after FOX cancelled it in the first place. Netflix doesn’t disclose its streaming numbers, but it’s safe to assume that the numbers were strong enough that Netflix felt compelled to order one last season, but not strong enough to commit to any more. ‘Lucifer’, like most genre series, is more expensive to produce than the average hour-long drama, which was a big factor in FOX axing it.
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Last month, Henderson stated:
“The fan support is super-important, and in particular [the first] month is going to be crucial towards whether or not we get a Season 5, because they [at Netflix] are paying attention. So far, the fan support has been amazing — everything you could ask for.”
“I mean, holy crap. It’s just been great. I don’t know if I could ever handle it when bad reviews came or something, because I feel so spoiled and grateful right now.”
The showrunners say that they have known how Season 5 begins “literally since we started Season 4.” Moldrovich added:
“We also have one other, really fun toy to play with, that we know is going to be a big guiding factor in Season 5, so we’re excited about that, too.”
Are you upset that ‘Lucifer’ is ending for good? Or are you just grateful that it got to carry on for two more seasons?
Source: TV Line