If you haven't caught the Lucifer bug then it's time you did. One of the very few tv programmes that I actively waited for every Tuesday on Amazon Prime (as new episodes were released), Lucifer Morningstar is the original fallen angel that has decided he is thoroughly fed up with hell, gives up his throne and decides to come back to earth where he ironically decides to settle in the City Of Angels (LA).
While overindulging in the excesses of life, Lucifer still retains some of his other worldly 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 and he quickly pairs up with the investigating detective, Chloe Decker, which starts the partnership the show revolves around.
Lucifer has it all. It's witty, brilliantly cast with Tom Ellis & Lauren German popping off the screen, clever in it's 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, Tricia Helfer, Aimee Garcia, 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 it's 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 – and this is important – season three ended on an almighty cliff hanger and then FOX, who create the show in the US, shockingly cancelled it (insert appropriate crying and angry faced emoji's here). Will there be a season 4?
UPDATE: Hurrah! Netflix have stepped in and confirmed that they have ordered Season 4 of Lucifer. Production started in in August 2018 and the air date has been confirmed as May 8th 2019.