After a long and hard-fought campaign, Netflix is reviving Lucifer for a fourth season which is expected to be arriving in 2019. It comes after a slew of shows were cancelled in 2018 and digital streaming services have been coming to the rescue.
The series revival means that after its earlier cancellation this year by Fox, it’ll be getting a full fourth season. It’s not the first show Netflix has picked up from Fox with the first being Arrested Development which also got a new season this year.
The series isn’t actually streaming on Netflix right now thanks to streaming contracts with other providers, we’ll come onto this in a second.
The first season debuted on Fox back in 2016 and is dubbed as a hellish fantasy drama. Its official synopsis is as follows: “Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, the original fallen angel, Lucifer Morningstar has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub.”
Why Lucifer Makes Sense for Netflix
Lucifer sits in a niche which Netflix doesn’t really have its fingers in with any of its other originals. The fantasy drama genre is a hard nut to crack and Netflix’s previous attempt with Hemlock Grove never quite got the attention it deserved. Lucifer has a dedicated worldwide audience which makes sense for Netflix.
Joe Henderson, a co-showrunner has stated his gratitude for the fans of Lucifer for making the show revival a possibility.
Thank you thank you THANK YOU to all the #Lucifer fans. You brought us back. YOU did this. So relax, take a breath, put some ice on those fingers that have been hashtagging up a storm… and get ready for more deviltime 😈
— Joe Henderson (@Henderson_Joe) June 15, 2018
Will Seasons 1 to 3 come to Netflix?
This has to yet to be confirmed by Netflix. In the United States, the streaming contract is currently with Hulu and in the UK, it is an Amazon Prime exclusive.
We’re expecting the previous seasons to jump ship to Netflix as part of the revival.
When will Season 4 of Lucifer be on Netflix?
New seasons previously aired in Octobers but given its initial cancellation, we don’t think we’ll see it arrive before the end of the year.
Given Netflix isn’t beholden to timeslots and advertisers, we think they’ll release it when it’s good and ready which will likely be in mid-2019 at this point.
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