Netflix is giving ‘Lucifer’ a helluva sendoff. After announcing that the upcoming fifth season would be the last for the supernatural series, it has bumped the episode count from 10 to 16. This news was delivered by the See What’s Next Netflix Twitter account:
— See What’s Next (@seewhatsnext) July 26, 2019
‘Lucifer’ aired for three seasons on FOX, and Netflix picked it up after that. The first season consisted of 13 episodes, the second of 18, and the third of 26. But when it went to Netflix, the episode count was significantly dropped to 10 for its fourth season. Even though Netflix determined that the show wasn’t a big enough hit to continue, it ordered a fifth season of 10 episodes in order to give the series a fitting resolution. Now, with these added episodes, expect an even better last batch.
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‘Lucifer’ stars Tom Ellis as the Devil who grows bored of life in Hell and moves to Los Angeles, where he opens the nightclub Lux. He also finds himself embroiled in murder investigations headed up by Detective Chloe Decker, played by Lauren German. The series also stars Kevin Alejandro, D. B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Rachael Harris, Scarlett Estevez, Ella Lopez, and Inbar Lavi.
“Lucifans” have launched a petition to save the show once again, but the showrunners, Ildy Modrovich, and Joe Henderson seem happy with the final season order and view it as a way to properly wrap up the series. The duo released a statement after Netflix announced that ‘Lucifer’ would be ending, expressing:
“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!”
Though it hasn’t been officially announced, expect Season 5 to arrive in May, the same as Season 4.