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16th Jun 2018

Lucifer renewed for season four by Netflix

Wil Jones

Modern TV shows don’t die, they just get renewed by streaming services

Arrested Development. Community. Black Mirror. All picked up by services like Netflix or Hulu after they were previously cancelled.

And now there’s another name to add to that list: the FOX supernatural show Lucifer has been picked up by Netflix for a fourth season.

On May 11th, FOX announced they were cancelling the show, despite season three ending on a cliffhanger. Fans were outraged, and then they do what fans do in the year of our lord 2018, they started a Twitter campaign. The hashtags  #SaveLucifer and #PickUpLucifer were both tweeted over a million times each, and both were the number one worldwide trending tag. There was also an online petition, because of course there was.

Tom Ellis, who plays Lucifer himself, made the renewal announcement on Twitter, and thanked the show’s fans for their support.

“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

You made this happen.”

According to TV Line, the show has been picked up for ten more episodes.

Ellis had previously hinted to that site that a rescue plan was in the works for Lucifer.

“I don’t want to promise anything for anybody, because there are so many things that have to align for things to happen. But I didn’t have hope, and I do have hope now. And as long as there is hope, I will keep fighting. Because I think that’s what our fans want us to do.”

Lucifer is based on the DC Comics series of the same name, which itself in a spin-off of Neil Gaiman’s influential The Sandman – though in all honesty, the show doesn’t actually have that much in common with the comic, apart from featuring the Devil as the lead character. In the TV version, Lucifer quits hell to run a nightclub in LA, and becomes a consultant to the LAPD.