2019 has seen a whole host of new series to stream amid the explosion of streaming services. Now TV Time has revealed that Netflix’s Lucifer is the most-watched streaming show of the year, with Stranger Things and 13 Reasons Why coming in second and third place.
Most of the series in the top 20 come from Netflix, with only one – The Handmaid’s Tale, from Hulu – originating elsewhere.
The premise behind Lucifer focuses on the devil himself, who is played by Tom Ellis. He decides to live in the mortal world and heads to Los Angeles. While there, he runs a nightclub and also acts as a consultant to the LAPD, before finding a love interest in one of the detectives.
Originally, Lucifer premiered on Fox in 2016, and it was cancelled in 2018 after running for three seasons. However, Netflix picked up the show for a fourth season, which was released this year. June saw it renewed for a fifth and final season, which will comprise 16 episodes.
Showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich told Digital Spy: ‘We are so incredibly thankful to Netflix for resurrecting our show last season, and now letting us finish the story of Lucifer on our terms.
‘Most importantly, we want to thank the fans for their incredible passion and support. The best is yet to come.’
During an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Ellis revealed that Netflx will release the first eight episodes of the final season before going on a break and concluding the season with its second half at a later date.
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