Fox confirmed Lucifer starring Tom Ellis in the title role will be sticking around for a full second season. The popular comedy/drama series based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo (from DC Entertainment) just received an additional nine episode order, upping the total number of episodes for the show’s second season to 22.
According to Fox, Lucifer‘s been averaging 8 million viewers. In addition to Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, the cast includes Lauren German as Chloe, DB Woodside as Amenadiel, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Maze, Kevin Alejandro as Dan, Scarlett Estevez as Trixie, Rachael Harris as Linda Martin, Tricia Helfer as Charlotte, and Aimee Garcia as Ella.
“Lucifer continues to deliver, with great blasts of dark humor and ambitious storytelling. The show has turned out to be a true wicked pleasure, the perfect companion to Gotham, and we couldn’t be more pleased to order these nine additional episodes,” stated David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “We’d like to thank Tom, Lauren and the entire cast, who have imbued these characters with charm, humor and a great deal of humanity. Our thanks also go out to the production crew – Jerry, Len, Jonathan, Joe and Ildy – who, week-in and week-out, deliver a stellar show. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the rest of the season.”
Lucifer is executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich, and Joe Henderson. The series follows Lucifer Morningstar who, bored with Hell, decides to abandon his role as the Lord of Hell and manage a club in Los Angeles while also teaming up with a detective to solve murders.