Streaming service Netflix has picked up DC Comics and Neil Gaiman’s Lucifer TV series from Fox.
News of the cancellation immediately brought speculation that either Amazon or perhaps Netflix would carry on the show. It had middle-ish ratings in the US but did well elsewhere – notably the UK.
Just this week Jennifer Salke, boss of Amazon Studios, was quoted talking about the show;
We were talking about Lucifer. I know that international, especially the UK group, was really bullish on that show, I haven’t checked in on that today (Thursday), but I heard conversations were ongoing on that yesterday.
Lucifer is mostly a cop series in which one of the characters is Satan himself. He’s there to punish those who sin. He’s no sinister corruptor, though, just a cheeky party goer in permanent self-denial.
The last series ended with a big expose, the key female cop character, Chloe making a discovery that could change the entire show.
Executive producers Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich planned the dramatic ending as a way to keep the TV series going, and it would have been a significant annoyance had it cancelled there.
Henderson told ComicBook.com;
I think that’s the best episode of television I’ve ever made, just full stop,”
“I love it. I got to write a mixture of a play and an action movie. I thought the entire cast just brought it. The only regret I have about the episode is that DB and Tricia aren’t in it. But they did such incredible work they did in the previous episode that Ildy wrote – it was satisfying. And I guess, them not being in the finale also gave us room to dig deeper with our other characters: Ella and her fate, Dan and his breaking point, and of course Lucifer and Chloe.”
We’ll have to see if Netflix ring many changes.