Netflix renews 'Lucifer' for fifth and final season

Netflix renews 'Lucifer' for fifth and final season

Netflix has confirmed that Lucifer will be renewed for a fifth season, which will also its last season.

Fox cancelled the show last May after three seasons, but fans didn't have to wait too long for Netflix to pick it up and allow them to see more of the titular devil played by Tom Ellis.

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Lucifer made its debut on the streaming service last month - this time with just 10 episodes as opposed to the 13+ episodes we are used to seeing each season.

Speaking to TV Line, Ellis spoke highly of the shorter format. "Having it in this [10-episode] format means that our story is distilled down to being much richer," he said. "What's at stake in each episode is much higher. It just feels denser... telling the story in the best possible way."

The comedy-drama, which is produced by Warner Bros. Television, is based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment.

The show also stars Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Scarlett Estevez, and Rachael Harris.

"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," showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich said in a statement on Thursday. "Most importantly, we want to thank the fans for their incredible passion and support. The best is yet to come!"

Netflix said in a statement of their own: "We are thrilled that Lucifer fans around the world have embraced this series on Netflix, and we can't wait to give them the big finish they've all been waiting for."

A release date for the series finale of Lucifer has yet to be confirmed.