While Netflix has officially saved Lucifer for a season 4, does that mean that they are interested in saving it only for that long? Not necessarily. Depending on what happens with the show’s success at the streaming service, there’s a chance for it to be around a while longer and that’s great news for everyone!
Speaking to TVLine, executive producer Ildy Modrovich confirms that “there is always potential for more” beyond the ten-episode renewal for the fourth season. That means that if you love Lucifer, be sure to check out the episodes as often as you possibly can when they arrive on Netflix! It’s a little bit harder to report on Netflix ratings than it is for traditional broadcast numbers, mostly due to the fact that the service does not release that information publicly.
There are also a couple of other things worth noting from this article.
1. The plan is for season 4 to comprise of the first half of the show’s original season 4 plan – Remember that originally, the fourth season probably would’ve been 20-22 episodes plus the two bonus ones in “Boo Normal” and “Once Upon a Time” that aired on Fox this past Memorial Day. Modrovich notes that “we were going to have two parts to [the season] anyway, so we’ll just tell a really strong, gnarly first part.” Fellow executive producer Joe Henderson noted that this allowed the team the chance to “concentrate the story and focus it, and that’s what’s really exciting about this. We have a really strong first half that is now going to make for an amazing story.”
2. The episodes probably won’t drift too much from their standard 43-minute length – While Netflix does offer up the possibility to do longer episodes, that doesn’t seem to be the priority. Modrovich does note that they have a little more flexibility than they once did: “We’ll probably stick roughly to our 43 minutes … That’s part of what we’re going to talk to Netflix about. I think we might have a bit of room for flexibility, hopefully, so if there’s a scene we love and we don’t want to cut it, we’re hoping that now we won’t have to. But we’re not suddenly going to have hour-and-a-half episodes!”
Given that both Henderson and Modrovich say that it is really the social-media reaction that caused Netflix to want to pick up the show (coupled with the company’s personal love of it), it’s never too early to start thinking towards the future! We’ve got a great season 4 ahead, and beyond that, we’re going to start making some noise for a season 5.
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