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'Lucifer' Picked Up By Netflix After Being Dropped By Fox

'Lucifer' Picked Up By Netflix After Being Dropped By Fox

Fans will now get a fourth season

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Netflix has stepped in and saved Lucifer after it was recently dropped by the Fox network.

The show was axed in May leaving fans fuming, particularly because the third season ended on a cliffhanger.

Actor Tom Ellis shared the news that the show had been dropped on Twitter, and fans rushed to offer their support - they even managed to get #SaveLucifer trending worldwide.

This will be the first DC series on Netflix, which already has a Marvel Universe franchise. Lucifer, which tells the story of Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), is based on characters created by Neil Gaiman for DC's Vertigo Imprint.

Gaiman, who has done a voice-over on the show, also threw his support behind the #SaveLucifer campaign.

Speaking to Hypable, Tom said: "It's amazing what social media has brought to it. The fans suddenly have a voice.

"The one thing I've said in the last few interviews is that ratings reflect numbers but don't necessarily reflect passion, and the way this show has traveled and the passion the fans have for this show has been on display in full force ever since we found out we were cancelled."

He also spoke about the benefits of being on a streaming service, telling the news outlet: "The format of an episode is different because you don't have to have these breaks for ads, so you can tell your story slightly differently. There are benefits in that respect.

"I think that's why everyone is moving toward streaming and cable these days because you can deliver more filmic work on a streaming cable service because you've got less restrictions."

Naturally fans of the show are pleased with the news:

Lucifer being rescued comes just weeks after cult-comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine was dropped by Fox, before being saved by NBC.

Featured Image Credit: Fox

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment, lucifer