Praise the Lord indeed. Tom Ellis has confirmed Lucifer has found a new home, after being cancelled by Fox last month.
He made the announcement on Twitter on Friday afternoon (June 15), just hours after Deadline reported a deal had been struck between the show’s producers and Netflix.
— tom ellis (@tomellis17) June 15, 2018
The streaming giant picked up the series after fans petitioned for the show to be saved with the hashtag #SaveLucifer. It had been suddenly dropped by Fox after its third season, and despite the success of two bonus episodes broadcast in May.
Showrunner Joe Henderson also expressed gratitude, tweeting, “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.”
It’s particularly pleasing for Lucifer‘s star Tom though, who’s been on the frontlines in the campaign to get the show picked up again, even going so far as to appear on British television to make a direct appeal:
It certainly seems to have worked, as have all the efforts by the show’s fans. Earlier this week, new Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke said she’d been in talks about saving Lucifer, until Netflix beat her to the punch to make a deal with the devil.
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