Fans were devastated when FOX canceled the fan favorite series Lucifer. Fans scrambled to save the show.
Streaming Service Netflix then came calling and as of yesterday, saved the displaced show.
Netflix will be bring the series back for a 4th season. There were multiple interested buyers, including Netflix and rival Amazon. It took time for a deal to be ironed out because the US SVOD rights to the first three seasons of Lucifer are owned by Hulu. Further complicating the situation is the fact that Lucifer is carried by different networks/platforms in different international markets. For instance, Amazon has it in the UK and Germany, which drove the company’s interest in the series. I hear Lucifer now is expected to be on Netflix in the UK as the streaming company tries to clear the show in a as many territories as it can.
Netflix also had been in conversations to pick up another canceled broadcast drama, Designated Survivor. Overall, it’s been a very strong season for canceled shows, with The Expanse finding a new home on Amazon shortly after its cancellation by Syfy.
DC’s Lucifer will be the first Netflix made program in a landscape dominated by Marvel programming.
Lucifer, based on the comic book characters created by Neil Gaiman for DC’s Vertigo Imprint, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo, stars Ellis, Lauren German, Rachael Harris, DB Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Aimee Garcia, Tricia Helfer, Scarlett Estevez and Kevin Alejandro.