Hit show Lucifer will return for a fifth and final season on Netflix
Netflix has confirmed that Lucifer is coming to an end with a fifth and final season, which is great news seeing as though it’s already going on longer than expected.
It’s already been cancelled once, when Fox gave it the chop last year, but the show was given a second chance by Netflix, and its fourth season emerged last month.
This time it really will end though, with a proper conclusion to wrap things up, unlike the deliberate cliffhanger that closed the third season.
“We are so incredibly thankful to Netflix for bringing back our show last season, and now letting us finish the story of Lucifer on our terms,” said a statement from showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich.
"Most importantly, we want to thank the fans for their incredible passion and support. The best is yet to come!”
It's had a pretty solid critical reaction, averaging 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. It's even more popular with regular viewers, sitting comfortably top of our vote on the best TV shows on Netflix at the time of writing.
“We’re thrilled that Lucifer fans around the world have embraced this series on Netflix, and we can’t wait to give them the big finish they’ve all been waiting for,” a Netflix spokesperson said.
It shows that there’s some mileage for streaming companies picking up cancelled shows and running with them. Indeed, it’s not the first time Netflix has pinched one from Fox, with Arrested Development getting the same treatment.
Not that Netflix isn’t familiar with cancelling its own beloved underperformers, of course. The Santa Clarita Diet was axed, despite its enduring popularity, along with Jessica Jones, which will premiere its third and final season on June 14.
A Netflix original that isn’t finishing, though, is David Fincher’s Mindhunter, which is getting a second season later on this year.