If you haven't caught the Lucifer bug then it's time you did. One of the very few tv programs that will have you bingeing from morning to night, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) is the original fallen angel that has decided he is thoroughly fed up with hell.
A hugely popular show that ran for six seasons, it's a heady blend of crime and fantasy but what is Lucifer all about and is it worth watching?
What Is Lucifer About?
Lucifer has given up his throne in the underworld and returns to earth, where he ironically decides to settle in the City Of Angels (Los Angeles).
While overindulging in the excesses of life, Lucifer still retains some of his otherworldly powers which allows him to ‘grant favours' until one of his recipients is murdered outside of his upscale nightclub.
For the first time in billions of years, the murder awakens something unfamiliar in Lucifer's soul that is eerily similar to compassion and sympathy.
He quickly pairs up with the investigating detective, Chloe Decker (Lauren German), which starts the partnership the show revolves around.
Lucifer Official Trailer
Is Lucifer Worth Watching?
Lucifer is a television series based on the DC Comic book series created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg.
The show is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and DC Entertainment, and it premiered on Fox in 2016.
It's witty, brilliantly cast with Tom Ellis (The Secret of Crickley Hall) and Lauren German popping off the screen, clever in its storylines and character development and provides a heady mix of fantasy and reality that will have you intrigued and engaged from beginning to end.
The supporting cast of Lesley-Ann Brandt, Rachael Harris, Aimee Garcia (Christmas With You), Kevin Alejandro and D.B Woodside is inspired and brings together a real mix of personalities that elevate the show.
Lucifer covers a lot of genres – crime because there's a new murder in each episode, fantasy because you have to believe he's the Devil, comedy because of its clever and sharp one-liners, drama because of the relationships between the various characters and romance because of the will-they-won't-they that plays out between Lucifer and Decker over the seasons.
It's an excellent combination of all of the above. But the road to getting the full Lucifer story didn't run smoothly.
Is Lucifer On Netflix?
The first three seasons of Lucifer were aired on FOX. The third season finale ended on an almighty cliffhanger, and then FOX shockingly cancelled it (insert appropriate crying and angry-faced emojis here).
Thankfully Netflix bought the rights to it and created a fourth season before renewing it again for a fifth.
It was all supposed to end there, but fans of the show caused an almighty fuss to save Lucifer and Netflix gave in, creating the sixth and last season, which thankfully wrapped up the entire story.
But other than that little stumbling block, watching the Guardian of Hell swan around Los Angeles among unsuspecting friends and colleagues is brilliant.
Tom Ellis exudes charm and his embedded role as side-kick consultant to Detective Chloe Decker is played out throughout all six seasons.
Is There A Season 6 Of Lucifer?
Yes, there is. Season six dropped in September 2021, and it was the final season of the show. There are a lot of episodes to get stuck into and they breakdown as follows:
Lucifer Season 1 – 13 episodes
Season 2 – 18 episodes
Lucifer Season 3 – 26 episodes
Season 4 – 10 episodes
Lucifer Season 5 – 16 episodes
Season 6 – 10 episodes
In total, there are 93 episodes of Lucifer available to stream on Netflix in most countries. If you don't subscribe, you can also catch them on Amazon Prime Video though you may have to pay for some of the seasons.
Is Chloe Decker An Angel?
Without giving too much of the plot away, for those of you who haven't already watched the show. Chloe Decker is not an angel. At least not in the same way that Amenadiel is.
Amenadiel is played by D.B Woodside and he is Lucifer Morningstar's brother. He also happens to be God's favourite son and heir to the Kingdom of Heaven.
Over the course of the first couple of seasons, we do learn why Decker is so special and why she has such an effect on Lucifer.
Who Are the Cast Of Lucifer TV Series?
Plenty of famous faces pop in and out of Lucifer over the six seasons. However, the main cast is as follows.
Lucifer Morningstar is played by Tom Ellis, a British actor who hails from Cardiff, Wales.
Lauren German plays Detective Decker of the LAPD and her biggest role prior to this series was as Leslie Shay in Chicago Fire.
D.B Woodside plays Amenadiel and his full name is David Bryan Woodside! He hails from New York and previously starred in Pearson, Suits and Single Ladies.
Kevin Alejandro takes on the role of Daniel Espinoza, an LAPD detective who used to be married to Chloe Decker.
Born and raised in Cape Town South Africa, Lesley-Ann Brandt plays Mazikeen, a demon who accompanies Lucifer back to earth from hell.
Therapist to the divine, Dr. Linda Martin is played by Rachael Harris. One of the few characters to have no otherworldly powers, Linda finds herself permanently trying to ‘fix' Lucifer.
Everybody's favourite forensic scientist Ella Lopez played by Aimee Garcia. Garcia is known for her roles in Marvel's M.O.D.O.K., Rush Hour (tv series) and Dexter.
Scarlett Estevez as Trixie Espinoza (seasons 1–4, recurring season 5 and 6), Chloe and Dan's daughter.
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