Seems like there’s more value in Fox’s cancelled shows as Lucifer is the latest castoff to be picked up by another network.
Netflix will pick up Lucifer for its upcoming fourth season, according to Deadline.
The announcement comes at the beginning of the weekend when the cast’s options were set to expire on June 15. When Fox announced the show’s cancellation, #SaveLucifer became a trending topic on social media and Warner Bros. started shopping the series around to various networks in wake of its popularity.
Amazon was another interested party in the series as it airs on Amazon in the UK and Germany for its streaming service. Hulu has Lucifer’s streaming rights of the first three seasons in the US. Deadline speculates the show will stream on Netflix in UK as well.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine was picked up earlier by NBC this year for their sixth and final season after their first five on Fox.
Netflix is also in conversations to pick up the cancelled ABC drama, Designated Survivor. The Expanse, which was cancelled on SyFy after three seasons, was picked up by Amazon shortly after SyFy’s announcement for its fourth season.
Lucifer isn’t the first Fox cancelled show to be revived by Netflix. Arrested Development, which had a heavy cult following during its three-season run on Fox, was cancelled before being picked up by Netflix for its fourth season. The network recently released its fifth season.
Lucifer will be rebranded as a Netflix original and be the first DC series to be produced by the network. Netflix has predominantly hosted Marvel’s The Defenders and the shows featuring the heroes with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.
Based on the comic characters created by Neil Gaiman for DC’s Vertigo Imprint along with Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo, the show stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Rachael Harris, DB Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Aimee Garcia, Tricia Helfer, Scarlett Estevez and Kevin Alejandro.
Are you excited by the news? Will the show be grittier on its new network or be the same?