Lucifer will be around for a little while longer after Fox ordered the “back-nine” episodes, bringing its Season 2 total to a full 22 episodes.
The series stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, Satan himself who becomes bored presiding over hell only to abdicate his leadership there and instead come to work for the Los Angeles Police Department. While he might have given up his throne, he certainly hasn’t parted ways with his superhuman abilities, which leaves him a force to reckon with on the streets of L.A.
David Madden, entertainment president at Fox, said the series has performed better than even he had anticipated, according to Deadline.
“Lucifer continues to deliver, with great blasts of dark humor and ambitious storytelling. The show has turned out to be a true wicked pleasure, the perfect companion to Gotham, and we couldn’t be more pleased to order these additional nine episodes.”
A full-season order is quite an accomplishment for a series that was relegated to a midseason pickup by Fox last January. Even then, Lucifer started and stayed strong in viewership, earning itself the initial second season fall renewal in the first place.
Lucifer has even pulled in better audiences than its Gotham lead-in, Deadline added. The most recent episode had 7.2 million people tuning in to see Lucifer, which is a bit above Gotham.
The series is part of the DC Comics catalog currently on television, based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. Also starring in the series is Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro and D.B. Woodside.
Lucifer airs Mondays on Fox.
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