‘Lucifer’ Rises! Netflix Has Ordered The Fourth Season For Axed FOX Series

‘Lucifer’ Rises! Netflix Has Ordered The Fourth Season For Axed FOX Series
16 Jun


Praise ‘Lucifer’!  Or rather, ‘Lucifer’ fans should praise Netflix as the streaming service has rescued another cancelled series– FOX’s ‘Lucifer’ which was cancelled last month.  Though neither Netflix nor Warner Bros. Television would officially comment, insiders have divulged that 10 new episodes have been ordered for the show’s fourth season.  This is particularly odd since Netflix has never offered episodes of ‘Lucifer’, but presumably the existing three seasons will surface on the streamer soon.  (FOX shows are pretty much exclusively available on Hulu.)

While Netflix is known for reviving dormant shows, it has mainly focused on older material like ‘Arrested Development’ and ‘Fuller House’.  It hasn’t rescued a show fresh after cancellation since ‘Longmire’ in 2014.  That series ran for three seasons on A&E, then for an additional three on Netflix.

Following ‘Lucifer”s cancellation, fans rallied and began lobbying for another network or streaming service to pick it up.  At the end of May, star Tom Ellis appeared at a Q&A at MCM London Comic Con, where he teased “Conversations have started happening as a result of the noise that you guys have been making so all I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you.”

In a separate interview with TV Line, he also cautiously stated:

“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.

“Since doing Lucifer, I’ve done press in various parts of the world, and I’m fully aware that this show is much more popular than what it had seemed to be on Fox… So I’m not surprised about people being angry. I just wasn’t ready this tsunami of love that came with it.”

Obviously, crafting a show to stream is different from creating one for network broadcast, but if you’ve been paying attention, lately Netflix has shifted from dropping entire seasons in one chunk.  Instead, they’ve begun rolling shows out in smaller bundles more frequently to prolong the experience.  They have even dabbled with shows that arrive one episode a week, but those have been comedic shows that deal with current events– ‘Chelsea’, ‘The Joel McHale Show’ and the most recent addition ‘The Break with Michelle Wolf’.  But CBS All Access (‘Star Trek: Discovery’) and Hulu (‘Runaways’) have begun releasing certain high-profile shows on a more traditional weekly schedule.  It’s possible that practice may become more common with streaming media.

So ‘Lucifer’ has been saved fans!  It’s up to you to stream it and spread the word to make this a hit for its second home!

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.



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