Fox's Lucifer has been renewed for a third season to begin in late 2017, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Based on the DC/Vertigo title of the same name, Lucifer has been a sleeper hit with its most recent episode garnering 6.2 million viewers, with it growing to 8m when including other platforms according to the broadcast network.
“Lucifer is one of those rare shows that starts strong out of the gate, and just keeps getting better and better,” said network entertainment president David Madden. “Tom, Lauren [German] and the entire cast have really made these characters three-dimensional, and the production team - Jerry [Bruckheimer], Len [Wiseman], Jonathan [Littman], Joe [Henderson] and Ildy [Modrovich] - 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 three.”
As THR frames it, this February renewal is rather early for Fox - only the ratings juggernauts Empire and The Simpsons have also been renewed to date. No renewals have been announced to date for Lucifer's DC-sister show on Fox, Gotham.
Lucifer is currently on a mid-season break, to return May 1 with the second-half of its second season.