Lucifer season 6 arrived on Netflix last Friday. The 10-episode season was announced in June 2020 as the show’s final installment, but since the Tom Ellis-led series was resurrected and extended a couple of times in the past, some fans couldn’t help but wonder whether there’s going to be a season 7.
Unfortunately for hopeful fans, a seventh season of Lucifer isn’t happening, as Netflix made it very clear that the sixth season will be the show’s ultimate swan song. “The devil made us do it. 😈 #lucifer will return for a sixth and final season. like, FINAL final,” read Netflix’s social media posts announcing the show’s last season. Lucifer’s season 6 renewal came a year after the streaming service originally announced that the series would end with season 5.
— Lucifer (@LuciferNetflix) June 23, 2020
Lucifer initially ran for three seasons from 2016 to 2018 on Fox. The network’s decision to cancel the series sparked a huge response from fans that Netflix decided to revive the show for a 10-episode season 4, which debuted in May 2019. The streamer then went on to renew the series for a 16-episode season 5 that was split into two parts.
In the last 10 episodes of the series, Lucifer (Ellis) scores a promotion but doesn’t know whether he really wants his new job. Chloe (Lauren German) prepares to give up detective work while Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) joins the LAPD.
Lucifer is just one of the shows that Netflix saved from cancellation. ABC’s Designated Survivor, A&E’s Longmire, and most recently, NBC’s Manifest, were among the series picked up by the streaming giant following their initial cancellations. Along with Designated Survivor and Longmire’s successful runs in the streaming service, Lucifer’s post-Fox success proves that Netflix has the ability to turn damaged goods into something new and profitable. And it’s now exciting to see whether the streaming giant can duplicate those successes with Manifest.
Aside from Ellis, German, and Woodside, Lucifer also stars Kevin Alejandro, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Scarlett Estevez, Rachael Harris, Aimee Garcia, and Brianna Hildebrand. It is developed for TV by Tom Kapinos based on the characters created for DC Comics’ Vertigo by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg.