As of right now when it comes to Lucifer, we are still reveling in the recent season 4 renewal news. Getting a show saved is no easy feat, especially at a place like Netflix that has not revived a canceled series in quite some time.
For the sake of this article we want to look ahead towards the long-term future. We’ve already reported at CarterMatt that Netflix isn’t exactly looking at this situation as a one-year deal and we’re personally looking at this the same way. Just think about things from this vantage point: It takes a lot of work in order to save a show from cancellation. There are so many different boxes that need to be checked and negotiations that need to be done. We have a hard time thinking that Netflix picked this show up, after all this work, only to then cancel it again after just one season. They almost certainly want to do more seasons, provided of course the viewership is there.
One of the best comparisons you can draw for Lucifer season 4 is with Longmire, the last show that Netflix saved from cancellation. Ironically, they chose to pick the show up at around the same point in its run — after the conclusion of season 3. Following that decision, they then aired two more seasons of the show before ending it with season 6. Lucifer could have the same thing or even more.
Ultimately, one of the things that we would say when it comes to Lucifer is this: Enjoy the renewal and celebrate it, but also don’t take your eye off the prize. Leading up to the premiere the biggest thing that we all need to do as supporters of the show is continue to get the word out there — hopefully, Netflix will get the first three seasons of the show before long, and with that, subscribers that haven’t seen the show will be able to catch up. We’ve said this before, but we do think that there are some people who make judgments of Lucifer based on the show’s name or the history of cop shows in general. This is something so much more than the average show in this genre — it’s funny, creative, and surprisingly emotional and moving. Keep talking about the show and finding unique ways for others to do the same. If that happens, there is a reasonably good shot at a season 5 down the road. (Unfortunately, Netflix doesn’t release ratings so it’s going to be rather hard to track that from the outside.)
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