Lucifer Lives Again: Netflix Orders Sixth and Final Season (For Real)

The drama starring Tom Ellis was originally supposed to end with season five on Netflix.
By Chris Harnick Jun 23, 2020 4:03 PMTags

It seems Netflix can't keep the devil down. Despite previously announcing Lucifer would end with season five, and one day after announcing the first part of the fifth season would premiere on August 21, Netflix has confirmed a sixth season of the series is a-go.

Originally a Fox series, Lucifer was canceled after its third season on the broadcast network, citing low ratings. A month after cancellation, Netflix ordered a fourth season of the series based on the DC Comics character. A fifth and final season was announced in 2019. Since that announcement, Netflix increased the episode order for season five…and then ordered a sixth season.

"the devil made us do it," the show's official Twitter shared. "#lucifer will return for a sixth and final season. like, FINAL final."

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The series stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer, who becomes bored with hell and opens a nightclub in Los Angeles, eventually becoming a consultant with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Related: Tom Welling Reveals Why He Wanted to Do "Lucifer"

The fourth season ended with Lucifer and Chloe (Lauren German) kissing, and Lucifer being sent to his throne in Hell following a prophecy.

Over the years, the cast has included Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Rachael Harris, Aimee Garcia, Kevin Rankin, Scarlett Estevez, Tricia Helfer, Tom Welling and Inbar Lavi.

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Canceled: Katy Keene (The CW)

The CW has said goodbye to Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene after one season.

Renewed: The Kominsky Method (Netflix)

Netflix has renewed the comedy for a third and final season.

Renewed: Never Have I Ever (Netflix)

Netflix renewed Mindy Kaling's coming-of-age show for a second season.

Canceled: Council of Dads (NBC)

NBC has opted to disband the council after one season.

Renewed: Lucifer (Netflix)

Despite previously announcing season five would be the final one for this Tom Ellis drama, Lucifer will return for a sixth—and final—season.

Renewed: Manifest (NBC)

NBC's big plane mystery is taking off for a third season. 

Canceled: The Baker and the Beauty (ABC)

This love story is unfortunately over for now.

Renewed: For Life (ABC)

ABC is in for a season two with this legal drama. 

Renewed: Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)

Jane Levy and her musical superpowers will return for a second season on NBC. 

Canceled: Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (NBC)

The hunt is over for this NBC drama.

Canceled: Perfect Harmony (NBC)

Anna Camp and Bradley Whitford's musical comedy has had it swan song after just one season.

Canceled: Live PD (A&E)

This reality series hosted by Dan Abrams was canceled after weeks of protests around the world in the wake of George Floyd's death while in police custody.

Canceled: Cops (Paramount Network)

The long-running reality show following police officers on the job has been canceled by Paramount Network.

Canceled: Reprisal (Hulu)

Just one season for the drama starring Abigail Spencer on Hulu.

Canceled: Harlots (Hulu)

Say goodbye to Harlots, it won't return for a fourth season.

Renewed: Prodigal Son (Fox)

Fox signed up for a second season of its serial killer drama. 

Canceled: Single Parents (ABC)

There won't be a third season for this comedy starring Taran Killam and Leighton Meester.

Renewed: Shark Tank (ABC)

Dust off your surefire ideas and get that pitch ready.

Renewed: A Million Little Things (ABC)

The drama continues for this ABC series.

Renewed: The Conners (ABC)

One of America's favorite families is back for more comedy.

Renewed: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (ABC)

The game show isn't going anywhere.

Renewed: Dancing With the Stars (ABC)

More celebrities will go on the quest for the mirror ball trophy.

Renewed: Stumptown (ABC)

Cobie Smulders remains on the case for season two of this detective drama.

Renewed: mixed-ish (ABC)

The spinoff prequel series to black-ish is alive and well at ABC.

Renewed: black-ish (ABC)

The Johnsons aren't leaving you any time soon.

Canceled: Bless This Mess (ABC)

After two seasons, ABC has pulled the plug on this comedy starring Lake Bell, Dax Shepard and Lennon Parham.

Canceled: Emergence (ABC)

The mystery will remain unsolved here.

Canceled: Schooled (ABC)

Class is out for this ABC comedy.

Renewed: The Bachelor (ABC)


Renewed: American Housewife (ABC)

Another season for Katy Mixon's comedy on ABC.

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