Placing Neil Gaiman’s former Prince of Hell in a Los Angeles-set procedural has proven to be a winning formula. Lucifer has been renewed by FOX for a third season.
Currently just finished its Fall run, Lucifer fans are the getting the good news with the May 1st Spring Premiere just over two-and-a-half months away – with the egocentric (but slowly growing up) fallen angel/Prince of Hell having gone off the grid following his partner, Detective Chloe Decker’s brush with death.
A combination of steady ratings and critical acclaim have garnered FOX series Lucifer a pickup of nine more episodes to complete a full second season order.
The series, based on the character who first appeared in DC’s Sandman comic (created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg) and his own subsequent title, has been transplanted into a procedural that pairs the Lord of Hell in Self-Exile with a female homicide detective who intrigues him because his powers of persuasion don’t work on her.
Tonight’s new episode, Monster, is a Halloween-themed ep that features a zombie wedding and a unique Halloweening team. For more, read on.
On Sunday, October 16th, Halloween invades the airwaves at FOX as the 600th episode of The Simpsons – Treehouse of Terror XXVII premieres.
Between then and Halloween, Halloween-themed programming – ranging from Rocky Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again to Lucifer – will pop out of the pumpkin patch.
Shows following the seasonal theme include the October 18th episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Scream Queens; The Exorcist on October 21st; Bob’s Burgers on October 23rd and Gotham and Lucifer (think Maze taking Trixie Halloweening…) on October 31st.
This week on Lucifer (Mondays, 9/8C): After a lovely, mischievous season premiere in which we met Lucifer’s mum in the last scene, this week we get to see if she’s the celestial ball of savagery Lucifer thinks she is.
Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress On Fire shows us how Mum arrived on this mortal coil – after first showing us a few other arrivals (all looking for Lucifer). Needless to say, her arrival involves a murder that Lucifer is sure she committed.
The second season of Lucifer (Mondays, 9/8C) kicks off with a juicy murder – a TV star’s stand-in is found dead with metal horns stuck in her skull! Lucifer is certain it’s a sign that his Mother is out to get him.
Despite the task Mr. Morningstar was given in the show’s first season finale, things haven’t changed too much – Everything’s Comin Up Lucifer is a smidgen darker than all but the last couple of first season episodes, but the deeply disturbing whimsy is still there and the result remains highly entertaining.