When the fifth and final season of Lucifer debuts on Netflix, it will be bringing a little extra with it. As in six additional episodes.
Lucifer ran on the Fox network for its first three seasons before being canceled. Netflix swooped in to save it with a fourth season that debuted this past May. Not long after, Netflix renewed it for a fifth season, which the showrunners of the series decided would be its last.
It was announced that season 5 would be 10 episodes – a common number for Netflix shows – like season 4 was, but it seems some thoughts about that have changed. According to a report from TV Line, thanks to fans hoping for a season 6, and wanting to make sure everything is wrapped up, the season will now be 16 episodes.
Our suspicion here is that this will also allow Netflix to double-dip. While Netflix is known for dropping all the episodes of a season at once, it also has been known to split a season in half and call them parts one and two. This has been common with shows such as The Ranch, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Fuller House, and a few others. Splitting Lucifer season 5 into two parts of eight episodes each seems to make a lot of sense in this case.
No word yet on a premiere date for Lucifer season 5.
SOURCE: TV Line