Lucifer is officially getting a second life.
Netflix has made a deal for comic book drama Lucifer, which will become a Netflix original starting with its upcoming fourth season.
Netflix’s pickup decision comes just as the options on the Lucifer cast were about to expire at the end of day today. It follows a big #SaveLucifer campaign that has stayed in the social media conversation for the past month.
Lucifer joins another series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine as the second Fox series to be canceled this season and move to another outlet (Brooklyn was saved by NBC). The decision to drop both Brooklyn and Lucifer — neither of which were owned by Fox — comes as the network is undergoing a dramatic shift amid its studio counterpart’s pending sale to Disney
Series leads Tom Ellis and Lauren German both took to Instagram to express their gratitude for the show’s loyal fans and their role in the resurrection. “Can’t express how grateful and humbled I am by the wave of support that you have all given,” Ellis wrote. “Thanks to you #LuciferLives.” Added German: “A huge thank you to all #Lucifer fans who poured their hearts out, tweeted, screamed, cried & showed us they wanted it.”
The two stars also thanked their new streaming home, with Ellis writing, “You have made a lot of people very happy.” German noted that she was “BEYOND GRATEFUL to be part of a company like @netflix.”
Co-showrunner Joe Henderson, meanwhile, got cheeky on Twitter, first posting a GIF of Jon Snow’s resurrection on Game of Thrones, followed by this message: “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.”
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.
The story of the original fallen angel continued in Season 3, with the charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Ellis), helping LAPD detective Chloe Decker (German) take down criminals.