After being cancelled by Fox, Lucifer, the tv show based on a Vertigo Comic by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg, will be getting a second chance on the streaming service Netflix. Earlier this month, Lucifer was a part of a slew of cancellations from a number of networks but, thanks in large part to passionate fans of the show, it will live on Netflix.
Lucifer fans started a social media campaign to save the show with the hashtag #savelucifer after the success of similar campaigns and the showrunners are well aware and grateful for the efforts. Showrunner Joe Henderson had this to say on Twitter:
“Thank you thank you THANK YOU to all the #Lucifer fans. You brought us back. 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.”
Picking up and saving cancelled shows has become Netflix’s modus operandi so it should come as no surprise that the content-hungry streaming service would pick up a show that unfortunately was receiving sub-par ratings. According to reports, Lucifer was receiving a 0.8 rating for adults 18-49 and was averaging 3.3 million viewers in its third season.
If you aren’t familiar with the tv show, Lucifer is based on a line of comics from Vertigo that centered on the fallen angel from heaven living in real world Los Angeles. On the show, Lucifer (played by Tom Ellis) works alongside the LAPD to catch criminals and solve crimes. The series is executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Joe Henderson, Ildy Modrovich, Sheri Elwood and KristieAnne Reed.