Netflix has added six more episodes to the fifth and final season of ‘Lucifer,’ bringing the total count for the grand finale to 16. The streaming giant announced in June that the supernatural drama series would end with a 10-episode fifth and final season to debut in 2020. No premiere date has been set for the updated 16-episode finale. The news was announced on the official NetflixUS Twitter handle. “#Lucifer Season 5 just got a HELL of a lot better — and bigger! We’ve added six more hours, for a grand total of 16 episodes!” declares the tweet.
The move came after the ever-increasing fan following of the series who pushed for more. Last month, the executive producer of the series Ildy Modrovich unveiled the news about the final season with care fearing an outage from the fan groups who are fiercely campaigning for Season six! Modrovich revealed the crucial decision to wrap wp the series with its fifth and final season emerged after discussions with Netflix and Warner Bros. “And while we feel just as sad as many of you do that, this marvelous ride is coming to an end, a fight won’t change things right now,” he added.
‘Lucifer’ Season 4 debuted on Netflix on May 8, nearly a year after it was axed by Fox despite strong protest campaigns from loyal fans. The 10-episode fourth season concluded with a stunning a cliffhanger in which Lucifer reclaimed his throne in Hell. Modrovich and Joe Henderson, who serve as showrunners, previously teased that they had known the opening of the fifth season even before they had started rolling the production of Season 4. The duo also assured a “really fun toy to play with” and “a big guiding factor” in the upcoming season.
Based on the comic book characters created by Neil Gaiman for DC’s Vertigo Imprint, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo, the plot follows the devilishly charming and enigmatic Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar. In the modern setting, Lucifer is seen helping the LAPD detective Chloe Decker to hunt down deadly criminal masterminds cut loose. ‘Lucifer’ stars Tom Ellis in the titular role of Lucifer Morningstar, Lauren German as Det. Chloe Decker, Kevin Alejandro as Det. Dan Espinoza, D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Maze, Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez, and Rachael Harris as Dr. Linda Martin. Season 4 also introduces newcomers such as Inbar Lavi as Eve and Graham McTavish as Father Kinley.
Joe Henderson, Ildy Modrovich, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Sheri Elwood, and KristieAnne Reed executive produce the series which is produced for Netflix by Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television. Unlike other shows in a similar vein, ‘Lucifer’ never lose the grip on fans during its 4-season run. Hence, the grand finale will be an emotional farewell for the Devil and his fans. (Cover Image Courtesy: Netflix)