NEVERTHRONERS! To your #got bunkers! This is going to be a rough one!
In the ongoing fight to save canceled shows, Netflix has stepped in at the last possible moment to save the canceled series Lucifer. How last minute? As of Friday night, the actors would have been released from their contracts.
Lucifer was canceled in May by Fox, but the executives at Warner Brothers immediately tried finding it a new home. Fans were very vocal in their attempts to save the series, so it isn’t too surprising it happened.
According to Deadline, the complications came to where the rights reside. Season 1 through 3 are on Hulu in the U.S., but in the U.K. and Germany, they’re on Amazon. All of this had to be sorted out before a deal could be struck.
The big question now is when the series comes back, how many episodes and so on. No information is available yet, but discussions are sure to be ongoing. Netflix seems to prefer 13 episode seasons, so my guess would be that is what they go with. It’s also probably safe to assume that Lucifer season 4 will drop all at once. Due to the late date of the save I’m thinking it will be mid-year before it comes back, but I know I’ll be waiting.
If you haven’t checked out the series, now is the time to do so. The series deals with Lucifer having left Hell and living amongst humans. While there is an element of a murder-of-the-week show to it, it really is all about how Lucifer learns about being human and how he feels about ‘dad.’ It’s a fun series, and I can’t wait to see how they handle the rest of the series on a service with no limitations on it when it comes to swearing, nudity and so on.
Personally, I hope they keep Lucifer at its current levels, but we’ll have to wait and see.