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Lucifer Revived At Netflix Following Fox Cancelation

The devil is back– and this time, he's taking on Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has swooped in and saved the day for DC Comics drama Lucifer, which was canceled by Fox last month after airing three seasons. The streamer has ordered a fourth season of the series.

The show stars Tom Ellis as the title character, who retires from Hell and moves to Los Angeles, where he works double duty as a nightclub owner and a consultant for the Los Angeles Police Department. The show also features Lauren German, Tricia Helfer, D.B. Woodside, Rachael Harris, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Kevin Alejandro, Aimee Garcia, and Scarlett Estevez. 

Ellis and the rest of the show's cast and crew have been vocal in trying to secure it a pick-up, with a number of different potential homes rumored. The star shared the news of the season four renewal on his Twitter page, writing, "WE DID IT !!!!!!!!!!! Thank you to everyone for your continued support and love for #Lucifer I am so happy for all our fans I'm going to burst." Added showrunner Joe Henderson on his Twitter account, "Thank you thank you THANK YOU to all the 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." 

There are said to have been multiple interested buyers for the show, which is produced Warner Bros. Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. It took a while for Netflix to figure out their deal for the series, mostly due to the fact that Hulu owns the SVOD rights to the first three seasons in the United States. Things were also made complicated by the fact that the show is carried by different platforms in different international markets. Luckily for fans, though, Netflix was able to hammer out a deal just before the casts' options were about to expire. (via Deadline)

Lucifer is not the first show that Netflix has brought back from the dead, although this is the first show that they've saved since picking up A&E's Longmire three and a half years ago. (via TVLine) The series is also not the first canceled Fox show to find a new home this season– the Andy Samberg-starring police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine was picked up by NBC for a sixth season following fan outcry after its Fox axing.

There is no word yet on when Lucifer's fourth season will debut.