Lucifer Season 7: Why is it canceled and will there be a spin-off series?

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It’s been a devil of a time for the last six seasons of Lucifer. Is there going to be more? Will we see Lucifer Season 7? Continue reading to find out. 

The journey must end at some point, and for the Netflix series Lucifer, that time has come with the sixth and final season of the franchise. 

The path of completing the story was not without obstacles. There is no doubt that this series has amassed a massive cult fan base with each season. When Fox canceled the show, fans worldwide started to campaign for saving the series with hashtags like #SaveLucifer and #PickupLucifer. 

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With such a great reaction from the fans, Netflix quickly dedicated itself to picking it up again to delve deeper into this world and create more episodes. 

They have managed to get three more seasons into the series, but the truth is that Lucifer’s time was running out despite attempts to renew it. 

Showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich were initially set to end with season 5. Still, the creatives and network decided to add more episodes for season six to bring the story and character arcs full circle.

However, it is clear that the plot has been exhausted, and it was decided to end in a way that is in the best interests of the cast and characters. 

“It was very similar to when we went from 10 episodes to 16 [in season 5],” Joe Henderson told Entertainment Weekly last year. 

“[We were] like, ‘No, this is perfect. If we do this, it’ll ruin everything! Then three days later, you’re like, ‘Wait, how could we not have done this?”

He continued to add, “It’s the story we were always going to tell, but just written much larger and to me [now] so much more interestingly that it breaks my heart to think we weren’t [originally] going to do it this way.”

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Moreover, fans have also sensed that there was uncertainty about the longevity of the series and were deep down expecting the announcement by Netflix of its conclusion.

Netflix also confirmed the season’s end on their official social media pages. Check out the following post:

Will there ever be Season 7 of Lucifer?

As showrunner Joe Henderson stated above, the story has concluded, and there is no need to speculate about Lucifer Season 7. 

Viewers should be aware that the series will not be renewed. If you ever miss these characters, you can always rewatch them on Netflix, but it’s full and final that there will be no Lucifer Season 7.

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The only way it can be revived is if fans demand it, but that will just be fan service, and the creators will be unable to make something they want the plot to be without stretching it out.

So, it all depends on the future and whether the creators are willing to try and give it another go for the fandom. 


Are there any chances of a spinoff series? 

Lucifer doesn’t require a Season 7 to reintroduce fans to the world it created. Although the story of Lucifer and Chloe has concluded. One character can be the main character for the series sequel, i.e., Rory’s (Brianna Hildebrand) existence leaves an opening for a spinoff. The series doesn’t delve too profoundly into her fate at the end, but it doesn’t leave her with much to do.

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Henderson and Modrovich, it appears, have no plans to come back to this world anytime soon, if ever. But times change, and reboots and reunions are becoming more common. So, fans need to be alert if such announcements are made in the future. 

A quick synopsis of the series:

According to Wikipedia, 

The series focuses on Lucifer Morningstar, a handsome and powerful angel who was cast out of Heaven for his rebellion. Like the Devil, Lucifer tires of the millennia, he spent being the Lord of Hell, punishing people.

Becoming increasingly bored and unhappy with his life in Hell, he abdicates his throne in defiance of his father (God) and abandons his kingdom for Los Angeles, where he runs his nightclub called Lux. 

When he finds himself involved in a murder investigation, he meets the intriguing Detective Chloe Decker. After helping the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) solve the case, he used his power to manipulate humans into revealing their deepest desires.

Lucifer accepts a subsequent invitation to work with Chloe as a consultant to the department. Throughout the series, they encounter supernatural beings while solving crimes together and developing their relationship.

Lucifer Cast

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  • Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar
  • Lauren German as Detective Chloe Decker
  • Kevin Alejandro as Detective Daniel “Dan” Espinoza
  • D. B. Woodside as Amenadiel
  • Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen
  • Scarlett Estevez as Beatrice “Trixie” Espinoza
  • Rachael Harris as Dr. Linda Martin
  • Kevin Rankin as Detective Malcolm Graham 
  • Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez
  • Tricia Helfer as “Mum” / Goddess
  • Tom Welling as Lieutenant Marcus Pierce / Cain 
  • Inbar Lavi as Eve 
  • Brianna Hildebrand as Aurora, aka Rory

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The overall reception of the series: 

Critics and fans have had mixed reactions to Lucifer, but the series has maintained a high viewership. IMDb gives it an 8.2 out of 10 ratings. It has an 88 percent average score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 72 percent average audience score.

Check out Lucifer Season 6 trailer:

Lucifer | Final Season Trailer | Netflix

How many episodes are there in Lucifer Season 6?

Season 6 has 10 episodes, with the last one titled Partners ‘Til the End.

All six seasons of Lucifer are now available on Netflix.