For those of you wondering what’s been going on with the lack of Lucifer season 4 renewal campaigns as of late, the answer is fairly simple: There’s just not as much to report. Things have been a little bit quieter when it comes to news on the show’s future, and that does often tend to happen in the absence of episodes to air. Ultimately, discussions to save a show often happen behind close doors between executives and lawyers. It’s a complicated procedure, and it’s also one that isn’t always the flashiest in the world.
Ultimately, though, know this: There are still things happening even if they’re not disclosed publicly. It’s hard to give individual updates along the way since we’re talking about negotiations and there’s an ebb and flow with them. Things could be going great one minute, but then a snag happens and the entire mood changes.
When could we hear more news on the show’s future? Think in terms of later this month, judging from a new post on Twitter from executive producer Ildy Modrovich. She’s remained hopeful through this process, and so have we for a few simple reasons:
1. Social media – There have been millions upon millions of tweets using hashtags like #Lucifer and #SaveLucifer, and we certainly think that suitors have taken note of them.
2. The series’ value – This is a series that managed to stay afloat and beat shows like Elementary and Supergirl with its bonus episodes on Memorial Day — it did that without much promotion at all from Fox, and also without a whole lot of context for casual fans as to what was going on with these two.
3. The story potential to come – The idea of Lucifer and Chloe together should be an appealing tease for any future network home, especially with her being so much more aware of who he really is.
Finally, let’s just reiterate this: If even just 20% of the Lucifer fan base ends up subscribing to a new streaming provider for the sake of watching the show, we do think that this would be a big win.
One last thing we want to address here is why it’s so important for many canceled shows to find a new home these days — we feel this way now even more than ever before. We’re in a pretty chaotic time, and because of that there are fewer places where a reliable escape can be counted on. That’s what television is. It’s a chance to get away from the world and when you’re looking for comfort food, you want to rely on some old favorites. Lucifer is such a favorite — it’s charming, funny, poignant, and above all entertaining. It just so turns out that a show about the devil just so turns out to be a show we need in a time of great turmoil.
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