Looks like Fox is betting on the devil you know, as the network has renewed its fantasy police procedural Lucifer.
After some speculation as to whether or not the quirky comedy-drama would be canceled, Fox announced Monday it has ordered a 22-episode third season of the series. Further, Lucifer‘s season 2 spring premiere is set for May 1.
The return episode sees the titular character, played by Tom Ellis) reeling from the near-death of Chloe (Lauren German). Lucifer has gone off the grid and completely cut contact with his family and LAPD until a new murder crops up and brings him back into the fold with a new woman in tow. Elsewhere, Lucifer’s mom (Tricia Helfer) realizes she may have stumbled upon a way to finally get them back to Heaven.
“Lucifer is one of those rare shows that starts strong out of the gate and just keeps getting better and better,” said David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company in a statement. “Tom, Lauren and the entire cast have really made these characters three-dimensional, and the production team — Jerry, Len, Jonathan, Joe, and Ildy — is one of the best in the business. We’d also like to thank our partners Warner Bros. for their commitment to this show and we look forward to seeing where this wildly innovative series takes us in season 3.”
The remaining episodes of season 2 kick off on Monday, May 1, at 9 p.m. on Fox.