It is now, truly and finally, official: Netflix is not entirely done dancing with the devil.
The streaming giant just announced on Tuesday that it had renewed Lucifer for the sixth and “final, final” season, after singing for a year that Season 5 would be its farewell run. The news surfaced three weeks after leading man Tom Ellis formally accepted his new Season 6 contract.
The episode count for Season 6 has not been announced.
Netflix had been in talks with Warner Bros. Television to extend the lifetime of the supernatural show beyond the forthcoming fifth and “final”. Season 5 will consist of 16 episodes that will air in two separate, eight-episode batches, the first of which will premiere on Friday, August 21st.
Lucifer was first “rescued” by Netflix in June 2018, weeks after its cancellation by Fox. At the time, Tom Ellis called the fan backlash to the cancellation/subsequent #SaveLucifer campaign “nothing short of ridiculously overwhelming.”