Lucifer season 5 extended with six additional episodes
Ahh, the devil. There seems to be a resurgence in public interest about the biblical and cultural figure as of late. Between Supernatural and Good Omens, demons have been all the rage on television these days.
And don't forget Lucifer. Not the devil himself, but the TV show. Fans are ecstatic that the fifth and final season has finally been announced. It will be Netflix's longest season of the show at a whopping 16 one-hour episodes.
While season four on Netflix was only 10 episodes - when the show aired on Fox - it included a lot more.
Before Fox cancelled Lucifer in 2018, they turned around 13 episodes for the first season. The second had 18 and the third had 26. Safe to say that Netflix is cutting back. Maybe they have less of a production budget?
But lucky for us, Netflix picked up Lucifer soon after Fox dropped it. And they need to wrap things up somehow. With season four now on Netflix now, fans are anxious for the fifth instalment. While the final season has no release date yet, we're crossing our fingers for 2020.
Netflix shared the big news on Twitter through the See What’s Next account with the caption: "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!"
Co-showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich said in a statement:
“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!”
Here's hoping that the final season lives up to all the expectations, and I have no doubt that it will. Start binging now so you're ready come 2020.