Lauren German’s Lucifer season 4 ordered by Netflix

LUCIFER: Lauren German in the “Off The Record” episode of LUCIFER airing Monday, Nov. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Courtney/FOX
LUCIFER: Lauren German in the “Off The Record” episode of LUCIFER airing Monday, Nov. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Courtney/FOX /

Lucifer has been resurrected by Netflix, with Lucifer season 4 coming to the streaming service and Chicago Fire’s Lauren German returning to the series.

Lauren German won’t be looking for another job after all. Netflix announced on Friday that it acquired Lucifer, after the series was canceled by FOX last month.

The renewal is for a ten-episode Lucifer season 4 that will be exclusively on Netflix. A season premiere date was not announced.

Lauren German reacted to the news on Instagram, saying in part that she was “beyond grateful” for the revival.

She will be returning for Lucifer season 4 as Los Angeles Police Department detective Chloe Decker, along with the show’s entire main cast—Tom Ellis, DB Woodside, Kevin Alejandro, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Aimee Garcia, Rachael Harris and Scarlett Estevez.

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That means TV audiences will get closure to the third season’s cliffhanger ending, where Chloe finally realized that she was working with The Devil. The cliffhanger was a play by the writers to persuade FOX to renew the series, which backfired.

But after a literal month of social media uproar, Netflix and producing studio Warner Bros. Television agreed to terms for the streaming service to take the show.

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For Lauren German fans, there’s both great news and bad news with Netflix’s Lucifer pickup.

The good news is, of course, that the show is getting a second chance. Most cancelled TV series don’t get that, despite the fact that fans of almost every show ask Netflix, Hulu, etc. to save their program.

The bad news is in moving from FOX to Netflix, the series is going from a free-to-watch broadcast TV platform to a pay-to-watch streaming TV service.

If you’re a Chicago Fire fan who wants to watch Lauren German in Lucifer season 4, you’ll have to pay extra money for a Netflix subscription (if you don’t already have one).

Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until Warner Bros. releases the new season on DVD, which will be several months after it airs. Here’s a clip from the most recently aired episode featuring Lauren German:

The other caveat of the Lucifer on Netflix renewal is a reduction of episodes. Broadcast TV, like FOX and NBC, order 20 to 24-episode seasons. So Lucifer season 4 will be less than half of what the third season was (22 episodes, plus two “bonus episodes”).

That’s bad in the sense that it’s less overall content, but it doesn’t mean the show can’t still be worth watching. The extra number of episodes sometimes hinders shows, too, when they have to stretch plotlines over more weeks or they run out of ideas. Cable series have been running 10 to 13 episode seasons for years now. We’ll have to wait and see how the Netflix move affects the creative side of the series.

But congratulations to Lauren German and her colleagues at keeping their show alive with Lucifer on Netflix!

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