Lucifer Renewed For Season 4 By Netflix
What do you do when your favourite TV show gets prematurely cancelled? You make as much noise as possible in the hope another television network picks it up.
It worked for shows with cult followings like Arrested Development and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and it seems to have paid dividends for Lucifer which has been renewed with a fourth season thanks to Netflix.
The renewal comes after Fox cancelled the show after only three seasons – the network does have a bad reputation of prematurely cancelling good/promising shows i.e. the aforementioned Arrested Development and Brooklyn Nine-Nine as well as cult classics Futurama and Firefly.
The Dark Lord himself, Tom Ellis, announced on Twitter yesterday (June 15) that the show had been saved by the popular online streaming service.
WE DID IT !!!!!!!!!!! Thank you to everyone for your continued support and love for #Lucifer I am so happy for all our fans I’m going to burst
He followed it up with another tweet with which read:
#LuciferSeason4 on @Netflix wow that sounds nice. You fans made this happen. #LuciFansrock #Lucifersaved
According to a report from TVLine, Netflix has ordered 10 episodes. It also marks the first ‘newly cancelled show’ to be picked up by Netflix since 2014’s Longmire.
While the cast, crew members and fans may have been down in the dumps when Fox prematurely called an end to the show, Ellis remained cautiously optimistic about its future.
A month after the show was cancelled, Ellis told TVLine:
I don’t want to promise anything for anybody, because there are so many things that have to align for things to happen. But I didn’t have hope, and I do have hope now. And as long as there is hope, I will keep fighting. Because I think that’s what our fans want us to do.
He also said fans reaction to the show’s cancellation and the support for the #SaveLucifer campaign was ‘nothing short of ridiculously overwhelming’.
He went onto say:
Since doing Lucifer, I’ve done press in various parts of the world, and I’m fully aware that this show is much more popular than what it had seemed to be on Fox… So I’m not surprised about people being angry. I just wasn’t ready this tsunami of love that came with it.
For those who have never watched the show, it’s a fantasy crime-drama which follows the story of Lucifer Morningstar, a faithful servant of the underworld who has decided he’s had enough of being a lackey and decides to spend some time on Earth to get a better understanding of humanity.
So he decides to set up shop in Los Angeles – because no other place in the world can display man’s best qualities than the home of the rich, beautiful and elite.
Normally, I would worry about scores of people rejoicing in the ‘revival’ of a figure who is synonymous with the occult. But seeing as this is actually for a TV show – and has absolutely NOTHING to do with religion – I’m happy that Ellis and the fans are happy.
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Topics: Film and TV