Fox is continuing its deal with the devil, renewing its DC Comics-based series Lucifer for a third full season.
With one quick announcement, Fox wiped away some of the concerns that have surrounded the show’s fate as of late, particularly with the network’s decision to give the show a four-month break, to pick back up in May. It also didn’t help that Lucifer composer Marco Beltrami is being sued for copyright infringement over the show’s theme song.
But apparently that was all just noise, according to Variety, as Fox has requested a 22-episode third season to begin in the fall.
David Madden, the entertainment head of Fox Broadcasting, praised the cast that includes Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar – you know, the devil – who gives up his day job in Hell in order to solve crimes with the Los Angeles Police Department.
“Lucifer is one of those rare shows that starts strong out of the gate, and just keeps getting better and better. Tom, Lauren and the entire cast have really made these characters three-dimensional. And the production team – Jerry, Len, Jonathan, Joe and Ildy – is one of the best in the business.”
Lauren is, of course, Lauren German, who plays Chloe Decker, a homicide detective with the LAPD who finds herself working with Lucifer throughout the series.
The production team is Jerry Bruckheimer, Len Wiseman, Jonathan Littman, Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich.
The series, which is typically paired with another DC property, Gotham, is pulling in about 8 million viewers per episode across various distribution platforms, according to the trade publication. The character debuted in 1989, created by Neil Gaiman and Sam Kieth.
He originally was a part of Gaiman’s The Sandman, but was later spun off into his own comic series by Mike Carey, who has a number of writing credits between DC and Marvel over the years.
Lucifer returns with the final eight episodes of its second season May 1.
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