Lucifer was one of several casualties as Fox gutted its scripted shows, but #LuciFans got what they wanted!
Update (June 15): LUCIFER SAVED! A fourth season has been ordered at Netflix after the streamer struck a deal with Warner Brothers television. It will consist of 10 episodes.
There aren’t any additional details available at this time, but the order has been reported by TV Line, The Hollywood Reporter, and others. We’ll share more information as soon as we have it!
Original story (May 13): In the immediate aftermath of the news that Fox had decided to cancel Lucifer, there was uproar across social media.
I’m heartbroken, shocked and devastated over the news that our beloved show has been cancelled. All I can say is we love YOU for watching, supporting and loving #Lucifer for these past few seasons. Funny that a show about the devil has been nothing short of heaven. ❤️??
— Ildy Modrovich (@Ildymojo) May 11, 2018
Riding the wave of outrage churned up by the similarly shocking cancellation of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which has since been picked up by NBC, the hashtag #SaveLucifer quickly started trending worldwide.
— tom ellis (@tomellis17) May 11, 2018
By the following day, it had amassed over one million tweets to the hashtag and continued to pick up speed as fans learned the fate of their beloved show.
— Joe Henderson (@Henderson_Joe) May 12, 2018
The cast and crew of Lucifer we understandably devastated by the news, with showrunner Joe Henderson revealing that a cancelation had been so unexpected, that the finale would include the show’s biggest cliffhanger to date.
We created a season finale with a huge cliffhanger so that there was no way Fox could cancel us. Instead, we're going to frustrate the hell out of you fans. I'm so sorry for that. #Lucifer
— Joe Henderson (@Henderson_Joe) May 11, 2018
Henderson, of course, apologized for the frustration that fans are certain to face when the finale airs on Monday, May 14, due to the aforementioned cliffhanger.
But #LuciFans are nothing if not resilient and continued through the weekend to raise hell and petition for another network to consider renewing the show for a fourth season.
I just read this and felt like a naughty school boy ?You #lucifans are brilliant. My heart is swelling at the moment. The #SaveLucifer and #PickUpLucifer campaign is being heard. It’s the weekend so all we can do is keep making noise. Thank you again it’s really lifted us ✊? https://t.co/kj1IlNo1o2
— tom ellis (@tomellis17) May 13, 2018
The two major hashtags that fans continued to rally around through Sunday were #SaveLucifer and #PickUpLucifer, with movements planned to get both trending worldwide in a bid to keep Lucifer in mind for a potential pick up.
Several celebrity supporters — including the other Lucifer, over on Supernatural — threw their weight behind the campaign.
If you haven’t joined the #SaveLucifer movement yet, jump on board. Fun, unique, special show, brought to you by @Henderson_Joe and led by one of my favorite guys around, @tomellis17. Let’s get this guy out of purgatory…again.
— Scott Porter (@ScottPorter) May 12, 2018
— Rob Benedict (@RobBenedict) May 11, 2018
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) May 12, 2018
Whoa! LUCIFER?! CANCELLED?!?! Why cancel greatness?! Let’s not take this sitting down! Let @FOXTV know we want #Lucifer PICKED UP! #pickupLucifer #renewLucifer @tomellis17 @Ildymojo @Henderson_Joe https://t.co/HJoFxgN3Ez
— Richard Speight, Jr. (@dicksp8jr) May 11, 2018
Fans the world over have kept the conversation about Lucifer front and center, a testament to their dedication to the show, which has not gone unnoticed by the cast — who continue to interact with fans, in the way they always have with their fandom.
#LUCIFER fans rallying together from all over the ????! My heart BURSTS w gratitude ???
LUCIFER. FANS. ROCK.?? https://t.co/fbB6Gz3L4O
— Aimee Garcia (@Aimee_Garcia) May 13, 2018
Oh my god!! You guys are truly amazing!!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ THANK YOU!!! https://t.co/MK1cLIiUJy
— Kevin Alejandro (@kevinmalejandro) May 12, 2018
— Rachael Harris (@RachaelEHarris) May 13, 2018
?????? love you all ???❤️? https://t.co/Fh8UA6VmLc
— Lauren German (@LaurenGerman) May 12, 2018
— Lucifer Writers Room (@LUCIFERwriters) May 12, 2018
— DB Woodside (@dbwofficial) May 12, 2018
There has been no indication by the showrunners as of yet whether Lucifer is being shopped to other networks. However, with DC’s upcoming streaming platform on the horizon, it could serve as the perfect home to the devilishly good series.
Lucifer’s story isn’t over yet. We just hope that another network — or streaming platform — recognizes that and gives the show a second life elsewhere. (And, really, how else are we going to get our DeckerStar fix? We’re not ready to let go yet!)
Season 3 of Lucifer ended in mid-May 2018.
Make sure you tune in and show Fox (and other potential networks) the true power of #LuciFans.