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For fans of the acclaimed supernatural show, Lucifer, there may be a glimmer of hope on the horizon.
A little over a month ago, Fox made the crushing announcement that it would not be renewing the series for a fourth season.
Since then, the stars and crew of the show have all been waited patiently to see if another network or platform would pick the series up, with lead Tom Ellis being particularly vocal and supportive behind the #SaveLucifer movement.
Recently, co-star Lauren German (who played Detective Chloe Decker opposite Ellis) provided an update to the ongoing uncertainty behind the series future.
Speaking to Australian news site The Iris, German said;
“Not to get anyone’s hopes up or anything because I’m certainly am proceeding as if I’m looking for a new job but, I’ve heard that there is a chance a streaming channel could pick us up and we will hear about it by the 16th of June.”
The 16th is important to this story as that’s the expiration date for the cast and crew’s contracts, meaning, should a deal not be struck by then, the stars will have to audition for new roles and the series’ sets will be dismantled, ending any serious hope for a renewal.
“I was completely surprised that we didn’t get a season 4,” German added. “It just seemed like it was gonna happen and we’ve so much of a story left to tell and I do know that our sets in LA have not been taken down yet so, you know, that’s a good sign.”
Clearly, German is remaining hopeful for the series, which has a strong and dedicated fanbase. However, as it currently stands, no-one has picked up the series yet, including The CW.
That being said, Ellis has stated previously that “conversations have started”, though little else is known at this time.
Whilst the support is strong among the fanbase, and the positivity is immense throughout the cast list, there’s only a matter of days before Lucifer‘s own Judgement Day is upon us all.