Published on February 16th, 2017 | by Siobhan Dempsey
Lucifer Renewed For Third Season
The Fox television drama Lucifer, starring Tom Ellis as the titular fallen angel, has been renewed for a third season. The third season will have 22 episodes.
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Lucifer follows the title character (Ellis) after he decides that he doesn’t want to be King of Hell any longer. Rather than ruling over Hell, he decides to run a Los Angeles nightclub with his demonic ally Mazikeen (Lesley-Ann Brandt), as well as help out the Los Angeles Police Department and Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) as a civilian consultant. In the second season of the show, Lucifer, Mazikeen, and Detective Chloe Decker also have to contend with Lucifer’s mother (Tricia Helfer), who has been consigned to Earth as a punishment for escaping Hell.
Lucifer is based on the Sandman character of the same name by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg created for Vertigo, from DC Entertainment. The television show is a collaboration between DC Entertainment and Fox, therefore making it arguably the least discussed of the long running DC shows (including the CW quartet of shows but not the recently begun Powerless).
Fox has a somewhat deserved reputation of unfairly killing genre shows (including the much lamented Firefly and the more recent shows Almost Human and Minority Report) and Lucifer appears to be subverting that expectation. The series’ initial renewal almost doubled the amount of episodes in its season, and the third season will have the same amount of episodes. Is Fox getting better about loving its genre shows?
Both the full first season and the heretofore aired episodes of the second season of Lucifer are available on Hulu. The season two winter finale aired on January 30th, 2017. New season two episodes will begin airing again on May 1st, 2017 at 9pm on Fox.
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