Netflix has swooped in and saved “Lucifer” for another season. The series was axed at FOX earlier this summer but fans on social-media have saved the show for another season. This isn’t the first show to find new life on another platform this year, fans have also saved “The Expanse” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”. Amazon picked up “The Expanse,” so load up that Prime membership if you’re a fan of the show, and NBC saved “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” for at least another season of laughs.
“Lucifer” enjoyed three seasons at FOX before getting cancelled ahead of the network’s Upfront presentation this Spring. Netflix saved the series just in time, the deadline for the cast’s contracts were set to expire soon and after that the show would most likely be lost forever. “Lucifer” was produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Aggressive Mediocrity. The series is based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo, from DC Entertainment.
The popular cast is expected to return to the series for the fourth season, including series star Tom Ellis. The show is another example of how social-media can quickly save a show from certain doom, so be sure to remember that when your favorite show loses favor with its network. The official Lucifer Twitter account announced the pick-up to fans this week adding, “Fans, your voices have been heard. Season 4 coming to Netflix!!! 😈”.
FOX cleared its schedule to make way for three new comedies and two dramas for the FOX 2018-19 schedule. The new comedies joining the lineup this fall are “REL” and “The Cool Kids,” FOX also picked up the cancelled ABC comedy “Last Man Standing” with Tim Allen. In 2019 FOX will add the dramas “The Passage” and “Proven Innocent,” as well as a new Cosmos installment called “Cosmos: Possible Worlds”. FOX also has a live musical-production of “Rent” in the works.