Lucifer is over. After three seasons Fox has cancelled the supernatural drama starring Miranda’s Tom Ellis fallen angel. But could fans rescue the show from TV purgatory?
Viewers have started up a campaign to continue the series, especially after the third season’s cliffhanger that saw – SPOILERS AHOY – the titular demon’s devil face taking form right in front of love interest Chloe.
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It was a twist that left viewers calling out for what happened next, exactly the reaction Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson wanted. However, he didn’t anticipate the show being cancelled…
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
And that’s why fans – including Tom Ellis himself – are asking another broadcaster to #SaveLucifer and #pickupLucifer.
— tom ellis (@tomellis17) May 14, 2018
— Daphne Meijers (@DaphneMeijers) May 15, 2018
— timaru mihaita (@timarumihaita) May 15, 2018
— maria | #SAVELUCIFER &WATCH LUCIFER MONDAY 8PM FOX (@deckrstartastic) May 15, 2018
And Lucifer fans even saw this campaign trending on Twitter…
— tom ellis (@tomellis17) May 15, 2018
Apparently it was the #1 trending tweet last night. I hope LUCIFER finds a better haven. https://t.co/7Bt0OqZqQH
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) May 12, 2018
— christina | #savelucifer | peraltiago (@amysfrenchhorn) May 12, 2018
But could this campaign save the show? It’s possible: take a look at Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The Andy Samberg cop comedy was also cancelled by Fox, but was then taken up by US network NBC.
Could Lucifer be fortunate enough to be rescued in the same manner? There’s every chance. After all, the show has the luck of the devil on its side.