Netflix Saves Lucifer
When Fox's Lucifer was cancelled last month, fans of the cult supernatural drama weren't giving up on their show without a fight and launched the #SaveLucifer campaign. Well, after just a few weeks the hard work of the fan community has paid off as Netflix has picked the show up for a fourth season. Showrunner Joe Henderson took to Twitter to thank the fans for their support in making season four a reality.
“You brought us back,” he writes. “YOU did this. So relax, take a breath, put some ice on those fingers that have been hashtagging up a storm… and get ready for more deviltime.”
On a slightly less positive note, Lucifer fans were treated to an extra long season three with a massive twenty-four episode order and two bonus episodes that were broadcast shortly after Fox's cancellation. Sadly, Netflix won't be so generous as season four will only consist of ten episodes, but some new Lucifer is better than none.
Lucifer was the second canceled Fox show this year to be picked up by another outfit. Brooklyn Nine-Nine was saved by NBC barely 24 hours after Fox axed the popular sitcom. While Lucifer took more than a month to find a new home, it's another fantastic example of the power of fandom. According to Deadline, Netflix wasn't the only serious contender for reviving Lucifer; Amazon was very much in the running (they recently picked up The Expanse) as were a number of other interested parties.
There are still some details of the deal to work out surrounding the rights to the previous three seasons outside of the US. Amazon currently holds the rights in the UK and other territories, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if Lucifer will be streaming on Netflix UK before the end of the summer.