With Fox canceling Lucifer, it looked like the devil needed a savior. According to Deadline, that savior is going to be Netflix who have reportedly made a deal for the comic book drama starting with it’s upcoming fourth season.
The deal needed to happen today as the options on the Lucifer cast were going to expire. Not only did this series have a strong movement on social media with the hashtag #SaveLucifer, but Warner Bros. TV had been shopping the series to different cable networks and streaming services since the notice of cancellation.
Although there were many interested in the series, including Amazon, the deal took some time to put together as the streaming rights to the first three seasons of the show are owned by Hulu. Making things more complicated is the fact that the show are carried by different networks and platforms in international markets. For example, in Germany and the UK Lucifer is shown on Amazon. Now Netflix will be attempting to clear the show in as many different markets as it can.
One interesting fact about this deal is that Lucifer will be the first DC series on Netflix, who as we know has a lot of Marvel properties. Also this is the second series this year that has been cancelled by FOX, became the number one trending topic on Twitter and then find a new home. Joining Brooklyn Nine-Nine which is now over at NBC.
Lucifer is produced by WBTV in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The executive producers on the show are Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Joe Henderson, Ildy Modrovich, Sheri Elwood and Kristie Anne Reed.
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