It's never been a better time to be the Devil.
Fox has officially ordered a third season of the hit DC Comics adaptation Lucifer. The renewal comes before the second season has even ended, which serves as a nice vote of confidence in the show, which stars Tom Ellis as the Devil living in Los Angeles and working with a local detective to solve cases.
Lucifer hasn't been a monstrous hit, but it's solid, which is a rare commodity in this modern TV landscape. The current season has averaged a 1.9 rating with adults 18-49 and brought in 6.2 million viewers in its latest Live + and Nielsen totals. Fox says the actual audience is closer to 8 million viewers once you factor in digital viewership.
“Lucifer is one of those rare shows that started strong out of the gate and just keeps getting better and better," network entertainment president David Madden told The Hollywood Reporter. "Tom, Lauren [German] and the entire cast have really made these characters three-dimensional, and the production team — Jerry [Bruckheimer], Len [Wiseman], Jonathan [Littman], Joe [Henderson] and Ildy [Modrovich] — is one of the best in the business. We'd also like to thank our partners at Warner Bros. for their commitment to this show and we look forward to seeing where this wildly innovative series takes us in Season 3."
The current season of Lucifer is on a midseason break following one heck of a good cliffhanger and is scheduled to resume its second season on May 1.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)