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Yes, with a matter of days remaining until the cast and crew’s contracts expired and the set was torn down, Lucifer has been saved by none other than Netflix.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the fourth season of the hit show is headed to the online streaming giant. Whilst we do know that there will be at least one more season, the number of episodes that will consist of, or if there will be any more seasons after that, remain to be seen.
Previously, following the cancellation of the Tom Ellis-lead supernatural police show by Fox, Amazon was in talks to renew the series. However, they ultimately backed out, allowing Netflix to save the day.
With Lucifer being based on the DC/Vertigo Comics character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith, and Mike Dringenberg, some fans had hoped that The CW would pick the show up and incorporate it into the wider Arrow-verse the network has produced. Obviously, this wasn’t to be, but I’m sure fans aren’t exactly disappointed at the news.
Lucifer follows the Fallen Angel himself, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) as he helps the LAPD solve various crimes alongside detective Chloe Decker (played by Lauren German). Following the show’s cancellation, a horde of fans took to social media in an attempt to #SaveLucifer, either by convincing Fox to pick the show up again, or getting somebody else interested enough to bring Lucifer on-board.
Tom Ellis took to Twitter to thank all of his fans for not giving up on the show.
“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”
However, Ellis’s love and support for the fans did not stop there. In a series of Tweets since the actor has reaffirmed what he’s mentioned on numerous occasions already; that Lucifer fans are the best fans in the world.
“#LuciferSeason4 on @Netflix wow that sounds nice. You fans made this happen. #LuciFansrock #Lucifersaved”
And, it wasn’t just the fans who received warm messages from the star either. Ellis replied to Neil Gaiman, William Shatner, and some of his Lucifer co-stars in celebration of the great news.
“Thank you @neilhimself I’m still pinching myself! It’s got Dear old Dad written all over it”
“Thank you captain for your support! The lucifer family will always open it arms to you #WilliamShatner”
I think it’s safe to say that Tom Ellis is happy that Lucifer has found a new home. Well done to Ellis, German, and the entire team at Lucifer – here’s to (at least) another season of devilishly good TV programming! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us all!