Netflix ordered six more hours for its hit series Lucifer, bringing the final Season 5 total to 16 episodes. Fans of the show have just enough episodes to binge watch before saying goodbye to their favorite series.
News of the addition was announced by NetflixUS via Twitter last Friday. The move is believed to have been prompted by fan support, the same fanbase that had the former Fox show moved to Netflix. The show initially aired on Fox before getting canceled after three seasons. Netflix took over for the 4th and 5th season after because of the huge outpour of support from fans of the series.
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The series’ executive producer Ildy Modrovich gently broke the news of the show’s final season. Modrovich took to Twitter to urge fans against lobbying for a sixth season of the show as it enters its final season. “…while we feel just as sad as many of you do that, this marvelous ride is coming to an end, a fight won’t change things right now,” Modrovich wrote in a Tweet.
Lucifer stars Tom Ellis as the titular role of Lucifer Morningstar, Lauren German as Det. Chloe Decker, Kevin Alejandro as Det. Dan Espinoza, D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Maze, Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez and Rachael Harris as Dr. Linda Martin. Season 4 also stars series newcomers Inbar Lavi as Eve and Graham McTavish as Father Kinley.
The show’s 77 episode-run would be one of the longest-airing Netflix original series. Ahead of it is Orange Is the New Black with 91 episodes and just four episodes shy is House of Cards with 73 episodes.
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