Lucifer’s Final Season on Netflix Extended to 16 Episodes
After Fox canceled the fan-favorite procedural Lucifer, Netflix swooped in and saved the show’s fourth season. Now, it’s fifth and final season is on the horizon, and the streaming service just upped the final episode count from 10 to 16, per TV Line. Which means there’ll be that much more supernatural crime-solving as there was in season four.
Lucifer has never really had a set number of episodes per season. During its first three years on Fox, it went from 13 episodes in season one to 18 in season 2, then 24 in season 3. Season 4, which was the first to air on Netflix, totaled a mere 10, so those extra episodes should give showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson ample time to bring their story to a satisfying close.
Based very loosely on the Vertigo comic, Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne. He then retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals. The show was abruptly canceled by Fox after its third season but was saved by Netflix last June.
Warner Bros. Television produces Lucifer in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Aggressive Mediocrity. The series is vaguely based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo, from DC Entertainment. Additionally, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson are the executive producers. Len Wiseman serves as director and executive producer, while Kapinos serves as an executive consultant on the series.
The first four seasons of Lucifer are now available on Netflix.