Netflix rescued the hour-long drama series ‘Lucifer’ after FOX opted to ax it after three seasons.  While the cast and crew have been hard at work on Season 4, Netflix doesn’t expect viewers unfamiliar with it to simply jump on board in the middle of the story.  So the streaming service will begin offering seasons 1-3 to stream before 4 arrives so that fans can refresh their memories and newcomers can find out what the fuss is about.

The announcement came from showrunner Ildy Modrovich via Twitter:

Earlier this year, star Tom Ellis spoke at ACE Comic Convention regarding the saving of ‘Lucifer’ (and his butt) and stated:

“Netflix really wanted to have Lucifer because they really love the show that we already had.  So we’ve been careful, we don’t want to change our show too much because that’s the show that people really liked. But there were certain restrictions that we had when we were on network television that meant that maybe we couldn’t do as much as we wanted. So things like my bum, which I was never allowed to show before, and lots of people want to see it, really: there may be some bum shots this season.…There will be multiple bum shots, certainly after a scene we shot the other day.


“I also want to stress — I think one of the reasons people like our show is because it doesn’t go all the way there.  It’s about suggestion, it’s about getting away with it, it’s about being cheeky and not vulgar, and we’re still being careful that we aren’t going to go into vulgarity. Everything’s justified.”

It isn’t just nudity that ‘Lucifer’ is getting away with as Netflix doesn’t have to conform to the standards set for network television, so there may also be more gore in the supernatural scenes.

Ellis stars as Lucifer Morningstar who decides he’s had enough of hell and decides to spend time in Los Angeles in order to better understand humanity.  The series is based on the Vertigo Comic book series by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg.

Were you a fan of ‘Lucifer’?  Are you excited to get new episodes?