The phrase ‘HELL NO’ couldn’t be more appropriate for fans of the DC series Lucifer right now, who feel like their burning in purgatory after hearing their favourite show was cancelled.
Fox confirmed it wouldn’t pick the series up for a fourth season over the weekend, when it also pulled the plug on Last Man on Earth, The Mick, The Exorcist and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (which was later rescued by NBC).
Fans around the world (*coughs* mostly me) have described the decision as ‘diabolical’ because they’re not only losing a quirky comic-based show BUT they’ve been told by Lucifer’s showrunner, Joe Henderson, that their suffering will continue as season three will end on a massive cliffhanger.
In a tweet, Henderson described Fox’s decision as “heartbreaking” and admitted that he’d created the upcoming finale “with a huge cliffhanger” so as to ensure the network wouldn’t cancel the show.
“We created a season [three] 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,” he tweeted.
Well it didn’t work Henderson and now fans are… f#cked.
UNLESS, another network steps in to #SaveLucifer, which just happens to be the hashtag furious series followers managed to trend across social media over the weekend.
In addition to using Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to urge someone-anyone to renew the series, they also created a petition, which received over 65,000 signatures in less than 48 hours, for The CW, Hulu or Netflix to adopt the show.
The CW would make a perfect new home for Lucifer, as it could thrive alongside other DC-based shows such as Arrow, Supergirl, Black Lightning and The Flash – #JustSaying (#cmonTheCW).
We’ll just have to wait and see what happens, in the meantime, fans can enjoy one last new episode of Lucifer in the US this week.
OR Aussie fans can meet two of their favourite Lucifer cast members – Lesley-Ann Brandt and Chloe Decker – at Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne next month. Click here for more information.