It’s become the norm for fans of canceled shows with cult followings to launch campaigns to save those shows, usually hoping to get another outlet to pick it up. But what happens when that series was already saved once, only to gave the rescuer turn around and cancel it a second time?
‘Lucifer’ aired for three seasons on FOX, and after it was canceled last year, Netflix rescued it, picking it up for a fourth season, which was released in May. But it seems as though it wasn’t a massive hit for the streamer. On the upside, Netflix didn’t just ax it. It ordered a fifth season– which, like the fourth, will consist of ten episodes– in order to give the show proper closure.
But fans want more and have launched a petition to save the show. However, it sounds as though the showrunners Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson have made peace with the cancellation and are already in the process of crafting a final season, which Modrovich calls “a love letter to out #Lucifans.”
When asked about the fan petition on Twitter, Modrovich wrote, “Sorry I’ve been quiet on this issue. Truth is, it’s cuz I’m torn.” View her response below:
Sorry I’ve been quiet on this issue. Truth is, it’s cuz I’m torn. So much of me could do #Lucifer forever. But I’m also immensely grateful YOU & @netflix gave us the chance to continue our story together. And I know S5 is going to be a love letter to our #Lucifans so… 🥰❤️😈 https://t.co/8SHeLOqYMy
— Ildy Modrovich (@Ildymojo) June 17, 2019
After it was announced that Netflix had pulled the plug on ‘Lucifer’, Modrovich and Henderson released a statement saying:
“We are so incredibly thankful to Netflix for resurrecting our show last season, and now letting us finish the story of Lucifer on our terms. Most importantly, we want to thank the fans for their incredible passion and support. The best is yet to come!”
As for what fans can look forward to, Modrovich teased:
“We really try to ping it in a completely different direction. If everybody is speculating on one thing, we just try to think as a batshit as we can, as outside of the box as possible, so that people don’t get bored, so we don’t get bored.
“We do have an idea. It’s an idea that when it came up in the room, we went, ‘Oh god, that’s crazy.’ Then the more we talked about it, the more we went, ‘and brilliant.'”
The first four seasons of Lucifer are available to stream on Netflix. It hasn’t yet been announced when Season 5 will be released.
Source: Digital Spy