Lucifer star Tom Ellis in the 'Love Handles' episode

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Lucifer is an American drama/mystery that premiered in 2016 on Fox before moving to Netflix. The TV show stars Welsh actor Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar — DC Comics‘ version of Satan — who has grown weary of reigning Hell and retires to Los Angeles to learn more about humanity. There, the dashing Devil opens a piano bar, tools around in a Corvette, and forms a relationship with a homicide detective.

The series is known for its avid fan base. When Fox’s cancellation of the show after three seasons sent fans into an uproar, Netflix picked it up, only to announce the show would end after Season 5. But once again, fans won and got a sixth and final season.

  • Main cast: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside, Rachael Harris, Aimee Garcia
  • Creator: Tom Kapinos, based on the DC Comics character created by  Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg
  • TV genres: Drama, mystery, fantasy, comedy, police procedural
  • Original release: 2016
  • Seasons: 6
  • Episodes: 93
  • Theme song: “Being Evil Has a Price”
  • Plot: The Devil grows tired of Hell, so he moves to LA to learn about humanity.
  • Network/streaming: Netflix
  • Fun fact: Tom Ellis almost played a villain in a live-action Disney movie.
  • If you like this show, you might also like: Constantine, Grimm, Legacies, Riverdale, Rush, Shadowhunters

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