This past June, Netflix announced Lucifer’s final season and like Season 4, it would consist of 10 episodes. But last Friday, fans were happy to hear that the upcoming Season 5 will be extended with another 6 episodes, making it a grand total of 16 episodes.

Lucifer was first aired in 2016 and ran for 3 seasons on Fox Network, earning much praise for Tom Ellis’ performance as Lucifer and high viewership in the beginning. Ellis even received a nomination at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards in the Choice TV: Breakout Star category. Unfortunately, the show ratings soon dipped and remained low till the series got cancelled.

After being petitioned online with the hashtags #SaveLucifer and #PickUpLucifer, the show was revived by Netflix in 2018.

As opposed to Lucifer’s earlier seasons, which ran for 13, 18 and 26 episodes each, Season 4 only had 10.

It’s not known why they’re extending Season 5, but this would mean the writers get 6 additional episodes to tie up all the loose ends in the plot from last season.

Lauren German as Detective Chloe Decker, Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar
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Lauren German as Detective Chloe Decker, Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar
Credit to Bettina Strauss/FOX (via hollywoodreporter.com)

The show stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar who got bored of his life, abandoned his kingdom and came to Earth to open a nightclub called Lux. Lucifer later got involved in a murder case with Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) who subsequently invited him to become an LAPD consultant.

Lucifer in The Sandman comic book series by Neil Gailman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg
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Lucifer in The Sandman comic book series by Neil Gailman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg
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The character Lucifer is based on the DC Comics character from the comic book series The Sandman as created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg.

The show itself is also based on the original comic book, though loosely. It was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the Choice TV: Breakout Show category in 2016, People’s Choice Award (Favourite TV Crime Drama), Saturn Awards (Best Fantasy Television Series) and Dragon Awards (Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Series).

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