After three seasons, Lucifer Morningstar's reign has come to an end on Fox.
"It has been the most amazing experience over the past 3 years playing Lucifer and falling in love with you, the fans," he wrote. "It fills me with great sadness to confirm the rumours that some of you have been asking. Fox has indeed cancelled Lucifer. I’m so sorry guys." Ellis ended his message with the hashtag #gutted.
Showrunner Joe Henderson elaborated, writing, "So... yeah. Lucifer has been cancelled. And it fucking HURTS. I loved this show so damn much and everyone put their heart and soul into it. Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe. For people asking what to do... MAKE NOISE. I have no idea if we have a shot of coming back, but I know sure as anything that everyone wants to. We have so many more stories to tell. We created a season finale with a huge cliffhanger so that there was no way Fox could cancel us. Instead, we're going to frustrate the hell out of you fans. I'm so sorry for that."
Debuting in 2016, Lucifer stars Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, who after becoming bored with his duties as Lord of Hell, relinquishes his throne and opens a piano bar in Los Angeles. There he gets his kicks helping the LAPD find and punish criminals. The character was introduced in 1989 by Neil Gaiman and Sam Kieth in The Sandman #4, and went on to star in his own spinoff series, the first of which ran for 75 issues.
What was intended to air Monday as the Season 3 finale will now serve as the series finale.