Netflix has renewed “Lucifer” for the fifth season. The supernatural drama series starring Tom Ellis as the Devil is expected to wrap up in 2020.
Co-showrunner Ildy Modrovich revealed on Twitter that “Lucifer” season 5 is going to have 10 episodes just like its previous season. According to TV Line, this number puts the total number of episodes for the series’ entire run, both on FOX and on Netflix, at 77.
“We are so incredibly thankful to Netflix for … letting us finish the story of Lucifer on our terms,” Modrovich and co-showrunner Joe Henderson said in a statement following the show’s renewal. “Most importantly, we want to thank the fans for their incredible passion and support. The best is yet to come!”
“Lucifer” debuted on television in 2016 and went on for three seasons on FOX. When the network dropped the show, Netflix swooped it up from cancellation hell. The fourth season debuted on the platform on May 8, where the Devil ended up going back to Hell in the finale.
Fans of “Lucifer,” however, want the show to go beyond season 5 that they’ve launched a campaign to convince Netflix to keep the show running until “forever.” Modrovich spoke about the fans response on social media as well.
“So much of me could do Lucifer forever,” the showrunner wrote. “But I’m also immensely grateful YOU and Netflix gave us the chance to continue our story together. ‘And I know season five is going to be a love letter to our Lucifans so…”
“Lucifer” is a fantasy supernatural light drama about a fallen angel who decides to live on Earth as a human because he’s fed up about being the King of Hell. He lands a job as a consultant with the LAPD.
The show is based on the comic book “The Sandman” written by Neil Gaiman. Aside from Ellis, the show also stars Lauren German, Leslie Ann Brandt, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, Aimee Garcia and DB Woodside.