US drama Lucifer has had its second season extended to 22 episodes.
The first season which premiered in the US in January comprised 13 episodes, but FOX has given a “back order” of 9 more episodes for Season 2 which commenced in September.
The series created by Neil Gaiman stars Tom Ellis and Lauren German and is averaging 8 million US viewers, including multiple platforms and DVR.
“Lucifer continues to deliver, with great blasts of dark humour and ambitious storytelling. The show has turned out to be a true wicked pleasure, the perfect companion to Gotham, and we couldn’t be more pleased to order these nine additional episodes,” FOX Broadcasting president David Madden said.
“We’d like to thank Tom, Lauren and the entire cast, who have imbued these characters with charm, humour and a great deal of humanity. Our thanks also go out to the production crew — Jerry, Len, Jonathan, Joe and Ildy — who, week-in and week-out, deliver a stellar show. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the rest of the season.”
Lucifer screens in Australia on FX with S2 beginning on November 9.
Source: Hollywood Reporter