Lucifer picked up by Netflix
Lucifer, the supernatural police procedural based on the DC comics character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, has risen from the depths of cancellation hell.
Warner Bros. and Netflix announced Friday that the series with a large and vocal cult following will premiere its fourth season on the streaming network.
Last month, Fox announced it was canceling the show just days after its cliff-hanging, third-season finale aired. The social media response was immediate, and #SaveLucifer was trending in the top 5 on Twitter for almost 13 hours after the cancellation was made public.
The Season 3 finale ended with Lauren German’s character, Detective Chloe Decker, finally seeing Lucifer’s (Tom Ellis) real face, for the first time.
Her line, “It’s all true,” was setting up to be the last spoken line of the series.
Thankfully, for Lucifer fans, that cliff-hanger will be resolved.
It’s interesting to note that Hulu has owned the SVOD (streaming video on demand) rights to the show and made new episodes available within hours of their West Coast airtimes. That means that Netflix and Warner Bros. had to totally rework their deals to get Lucifer on the streaming network.
The deal is similar to how Netflix revived Longmire (another Warner property) after it was dumped by A&E, or how Amazon picked up The Expanse after it was canceled by SyFy (The Expanse’s SVOD rights were also held by Netflix when Amazon picked up the show).
No release date for Season 4 of Lucifer has been announced.