There will likely be an all new audience for Lucifer when season five premieres this summer.
That’s because a whole bunch of people are watching seasons 1-4 on Netflix.
And while some of them are lucifans re-watching their favorite show, many have just heard the word.
In fact, Lucifer is back on the Netflix audience demand charts this week.
Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand TV shows on streaming services in the US.
The data is based on “demand expressions,” Parrot Analytics’ globally standardized TV-demand measurement unit.
Audience demand reflects the desire, engagement, and viewership weighted by importance.
The list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US.
What that all means is that Lucifer remains a popular show.
Very, very popular with a Rotten Tomatoes critic score of 100 percent.
From Business Insider:
The streaming giant had renewed the series for a fifth and final season, but TV Line reported this week that star Tom Ellis has signed a new deal that could lead to a sixth season.
Lucifer’s showrunner/writer Ildy Modrovich has already admitted she’s going crazy not being able to give fans some information about the upcoming season.
But she has given us some excellent news regarding the episodes.
In a tweet last month, she answered a fan who asked for any information about Season 5.
“Hm… mostly sworn to secrecy,” Modrovich responded. “Mostly… Because I CAN tell you that ALL the episodes are SUPERSIZED. Between 50 and 60 mins each. (IE: we’re long-winded mo fos this season.”
Hm… mostly sworn to secrecy. Mostly… Because I CAN tell you that ALL the episodes are SUPERSIZED. Between 50 and 60 mins each. (IE: we’re long-winded mo fos this season.) #LuciferSeason5 #Lucifer #LUCIFERONNETFLIX https://t.co/KS0eCbZjdG
— Ildy Modrovich (@Ildymojo) May 13, 2020
Did you catch that?
Long-winded mo fos this season!
So instead of the usual 40 minutes per episode, we’re getting 50-60 minutes in the 16 episodes!
That’s like adding a few extra episodes, and a LOT of extra time for the story line.
And we all know we need the extra time for Lucifer’s return from Hell.
It’s not all that surprising that Ildy would share some news with fans.
Back on April 21 she wrote: “I’m sworn to secrecy at the moment. So… going stir crazy on several levels.”
Modrovich also responded to director Claudia Yarmy last week that “Super Bad Boyfriend”, which Yarmy directed, is one of her all-time favorite episodes.
“Not ONLY one of my favorite episodes, but also shot by one of my favorite directors (and humans!) on the planet,” wrote Ildy.
It’s a chilling and brutally honest episode, and D.B. Woodside is at his best.
With young Caleb lying dead in the street, Chloe’s assertion that they’ll find Caleb’s killer falls on deaf ears as the brothers bond in a manner we rarely see.
“I’ll drive,” Lucifer tells Amenadiel, acknowledging the shared, unspoken desire to punish those responsible for this heinous crime.
Like Amenadiel and Lucifer, we receive some sense of satisfaction as the brothers pummel the gang, but it’s short lived, especially for Amenadiel whose sudden epiphany drives his next move. “Earth is no place to raise my son.”
From a storytelling perspective there’s not much “Super Bad Boyfriend” lacks, and when we examine its individual components, it’s easily one of the season’s strongest episodes.
JimHeath.TV rated it in the Top 10 Lucifer episodes last year.
FBF: Not ONLY one of my favorite episodes (written by the spectacular @jkning ), but also shot by one of my favorite directors (and humans!) on the planet!! @ClaudiaYarmy #Lucifer #LuciferSeason4 #LuciferonNetflix @tomellis17 @dbwofficial https://t.co/Hxz2WhoROq
— Ildy Modrovich (@Ildymojo) May 8, 2020
So expect even more great moments in SUPERSIZED episodes coming up!
Netflix has still not revealed the drop date for the first 8 episodes of Lucifer Season 5, but now that Tom Ellis has signed on for a sixth season, it will likely be next month.
Season five is now expected to end in a cliffhanger, not a series finale.