Lucifer is a television series that was on the FOX network but was taken over by Netflix after Lucifers cancellation on FOX . It is based on a comic book series of the same name, published by the DC Comics imprint Vertigo. The series was picked up on May 9th 2015, and it is scheduled to air on TV in 2016.
The character Lucifer Morningstar was originally created by writer Neil Gaiman as part of his series The Sandman in 1989. Mike Carey wrote a spin-off series titled The Sandman Presents: Lucifer in 1999, then wrote a Lucifer solo series for 75 issues that ended in 2006.
The TV series has a premise similar to the comic. They both depict a Lucifer who has willingly abdicated his throne in Hell, and taken ownership of a nightclub called Lux in Los Angeles. The comic deals with the theological questions Lucifer raises when he challenges the Judeo-Christian god, specifically those of free will and predestination. The TV series follows Lucifer, who decides to help the LAPD Detective Chloe Decker solve homicides for his own amusement.
Season 1 premiered on January 25, 2016 and finished airing on April 25, 2016. FOX renewed the series on April 7, 2016 for a second season. Season 2 premiered on Monday, September 19, 2016. On February 13, 2017, FOX announced that Lucifer will return for a third season.
On May 11, 2018, FOX cancelled the series, but on June 15, 2018, Netflix picked up the series for a fourth season. On June 7, 2019, Netflix announced they picked up the series for a fifth season, which will be the last season for Lucifer.
While the Lucifer TV series is not impacted by The CW's Arrowverse, Lucifer Morningstar did make a brief appearance during the third part of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, with the series' universe being designated as Earth-666.
- Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar
- Lauren German as Chloe Decker
- Kevin Alejandro as Dan Espinoza
- D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel
- Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen
- Scarlett Estevez as Trixie Espinoza
- Kevin Rankin as Malcolm Graham (Season 1)
- Rachael Harris as Linda Martin
- Tricia Helfer as Goddess & Charlotte Richards (Seasons 2-3; Guest Star Season 5)
- Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez (Seasons 2-5)
- Tom Welling as Marcus Pierce (Season 3)
- Inbar Lavi as Eve (Season 4)
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On June 15, 2018, it was announced that Netflix picked up the series for a fourth season. One episode of the fourth season is titled "Save Lucifer" in honor of the campaign.
- ↑ Lucifer article at IGN News
- ↑ http://premieredate.tv/tv-series/2893-will-lucifer-return-for-season-2-release-date.html
- ↑ Fox Renews 'Lucifer' for Season 3, Variety
- ↑ Lucifer - Renewed for a 3rd Season, SpoilerTV
- ↑ http://deadline.com/2018/05/lucifer-canceled-fox-3-seasons-1202384889/
- ↑ Lucifer has saved from Netflix for picking up Season 4, SpoilerTV
- ↑ ‘Lucifer’ Renewed For Fifth & Final Season By Netflix, Deadline Hollywood