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Lucifer is a television series that was on the FOX network but was taken over by Netflix after Lucifer's cancellation on FOX. It is based on a comic book series The Sandman, published by the DC Comics imprint Vertigo. The series was picked up on May 9th, 2015, and aired on TV in 2016.[1]

The character Lucifer Morningstar was originally created by writer Neil Gaiman as part of his series The Sandman in 1989. Mike Carey wrote a spin-off series titled The Sandman Presents: Lucifer in 1999, then wrote a Lucifer solo series for 75 issues that ended in 2006.

The TV series has a premise similar to the comic. They both depict a Lucifer who has willingly abdicated his throne in Hell and taken ownership of a nightclub called Lux in Los Angeles. The comic deals with the theological questions Lucifer raises when he challenges the Judeo-Christian god, specifically those of free will and predestination. The TV series follows Lucifer, who decides to help the LAPD Detective Chloe Decker solve homicides for his own amusement.

Season 1 premiered on January 25, 2016, and finished airing on April 25, 2016. FOX renewed the series on April 7, 2016, for a second season. Season 2 premiered on Monday, September 19, 2016.[2] On February 13, 2017, FOX announced that Lucifer will return for a third season.[3][4]

On May 11, 2018, FOX cancelled the series,[5] but on June 15, 2018, Netflix picked up the series for a fourth season.[6] On June 7, 2019, Netflix renewed the series for a fifth season, which would be the last season for Lucifer.[7] However, on June 12, 2020, the cast signed on for a sixth season, which was officially announced on June 23, 2020.[8]

While the Lucifer TV series is not impacted by The CW's Arrowverse, Lucifer Morningstar did make a brief appearance during the third part of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, with the series' universe being designated as Earth-666.


Cancellation Reactions[]

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On May 11, 2018, following the series' cancellation, executive producer Joe Henderson indicated that the third season finale was not intended to be a series finale and that it would feature a "huge cliffhanger" that was meant to deter Fox from canceling the series. Fans rallied on Twitter and #SaveLucifer soon became the #1 trending topic worldwide with the hashtag being used approximately 1 million times that day. The day after the #SaveLucifer campaign began, a second hashtag, #PickUpLucifer, also spent time as the number one worldwide trending tag, and returned to the top five during the finale, according to showrunner Ildy Modrovich That tag reached 1 million later that day. An online petition also began circulating aimed at renewing Lucifer for season 4 on a new network. The series is reportedly being shopped around to premium cable and streaming services.

On June 15, 2018, it was announced that Netflix picked up the series for a fourth season. One episode of the fourth season is titled "Save Lucifer" in honor of the campaign.

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