Today, we have news that hopefully will bring a little optimism towards everyone fighting to save Lucifer — Amazon has at least considered bringing the canceled property on board.
Speaking via Deadline, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke made it clear (at least as of last Thursday) that there were discussions about picking up the show for an additional season. Take a look at what she had to say:
“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.”
Granted, this is far from confirmation that Amazon is picking the show up, but the fact that a major executive actually came on the record and said this is an encouraging sign. Think of it this way: The moment Salke said this, she had to know on some level that there would be people clamoring to make Lucifer happen. Now in the past (at least ever since our hope to get it on The CW ended up going nowhere) we’ve hesitated towards targeting a single provider, in this case it really makes sense to rally towards Amazon. If fans can show them a flurry of attention over the next few days, especially in terms of suggesting that you will purchase Prime subscriptions if they pick the show up, that could go a long way towards making it happen. The whole objective for Amazon in doing this should be to get customers that they do not have already.
In years past, Amazon was very cagey about picking up properties that existed elsewhere. However, that was before Salke took over as Amazon Studios head. She’s been trying to just bring on board programming that will establish some mainstream popularity and she’s shown a willingness with The Expanse that she will also pick up shows that the company believes in.
It does feel like there are some issues that would need to be worked out for Lucifer and Amazon since Hulu has the domestic streaming rights, but we feel like if the parties involved are legitimately interested, they will find a way to make it happen. As supporters of the show, being loud is absolutely more important than ever before.
Hopefully, there is some significant movement soon on the Lucifer front, given that cast options expire soon and the longer negotiations go, the more challenging it could be to get everyone back together.
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