Last year, FOX canceled ‘Lucifer’ after three seasons, but Netflix stepped in to rescue the series, by ordering a fourth installment. But just a month after that ten-episode batch was released on the streaming service, it was announced that the show would return for a fifth installment, but that would be the last. One major change from FOX to Netflix is that the episode count was drastically reduced to 10 episodes. At the time that it was announced that ‘Lucifer’ would be back for a fifth and final season, it was not declared how many episodes that would be, but it can now be confirmed that Season 5 will also consist of 10 episodes.
This news was delivered on Twitter by co-showrunner Ildy Modrovich:
Along with co-showrunner Joe Henderson, Modrovich previously stated:
“We are so incredibly thankful to Netflix for … 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!”
As for what to expect from Season 5, the showrunners say that they have known how it starts “literally since we started Season 4.”
Modrovich added one further tease:
“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.”
These upcoming 10 episodes will bring ‘Lucifer’s count to 77. Its first season on FOX consisted of only 13 episodes, bumped up to 18 for its second, and a whopping 26 for Season 3. The 20 total from Netflix brings it to 77. It’s unclear to what extent Netflix’s deal was, but presumably, all five seasons will remain available to stream for a few years, at the very least.
Are you happy to be getting a proper wrap-up for ‘Lucifer’?
Source: TV Line