he TV world experienced a bloodbath a couple of weeks ago as a networks decided to canceled a number of shows, such as The Expanse, Scorpion, Marvel’s Inhumans, The X-Files, and a number of others. Since then, the usual fan campaigns to save their favorite shows surfaced, helping to rescue The Expanse and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Now, another show can be added to the saved list: Fox’s Lucifer.
Fox canceled the show prior to its upfront presentations at the end of May, after it ran for three seasons. The show will now live on at Netflix, which has ordered a fourth season of the supernatural crime drama according to Deadline. The renewal comes a day before the cast’s options were about to expire.
Lucifer follows the Devil (played by Tom Ellis), who left Hell for Los Angeles to run a night club, where he ultimately becomes a consultant for the LAPD to help solve crimes. The show is based on a character from the Sandman comic series, created by author Neil Gaiman and artists Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. The show earned mixed reviews when it debuted in 2016, but it found its footing with seasons two and three. With its pickup, Netflix will be able to resolve the cliffhanger that season 3 ended on, which had been designed to stave off a cancelation from Fox.
Following Lucifer’s cancelation, fans launched a campaign to try and save the show. The groundswell of fan support has been key in the recent pickup of other shows like The Expanse (which heads to Amazon next season) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Warner Brothers TV began to shop it around to streaming services. That effort included Amazon, which Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke confirmed last week in an interview withDeadline.
Picking up a show with a solid fanbase is a good move for Netflix as it works to bring more original content to its catalog to better compete with the likes of Hulu and Amazon. In recent years, it’s saved other beloved-but-canceled shows like Arrested Development and Longmire,