- 5 Seasons
In this fantasy, a fallen angel gets tired of living in hell and wanders into the earthly world of humans looking for fun. When he gets wrapped up in some criminal activity there, he starts to feel like he might not be such a bad guy after all. The series is based on characters created by comic-book legend Neil Gaiman. The series follows the exploits of Lucifer, the infamous fallen angel who is the CEO of Hell. Having become bored with the Underworld, he heads instead to Los Angeles, where he opens a nightclub. He also works as a consultant for the LA police force after he accidentally becomes involved in a murder investigation. He develops a relationship with a female police detective, who provides plenty of relationship-based drama for the adventurous demon. The series walks the line between a supernatural soap opera series and a police procedural series, drawing upon both genres for its plot lines. The series' central character is drawn from The Sandman comic book series. Lucifer originated in that series before being given a spin off title of his own. The series debuted on Fox in 2016, but it was cancelled by that network after three seasons. Netflix acquired the series and produced a fourth and fifth season. A sixth and final season was announced in 2020. Early seasons of Lucifer received mostly negative reviews from critics, but later seasons received a more positive response. Both critics and viewers generally give the Netflix incarnation of the series high marks.