While fans are still reeling from Lucifer‘s cancellation, the series’ star has vowed to bring the show back to TV.
In an interview with TVLine, actor Tom Ellis, who played the titular Lucifer Morningstar on the Fox series, remains hopeful that the DC Comics adaptation will receive a fourth season. Ellis even vowed to fight for the series’ return.
Ellis explained that he was at a fan convention in Rome when he learned of the series’ cancellation from co-showrunner Joe Henderson, completely flooring the actor. Since the cancellation news went public on Friday, fans have rallied online for Fox to reverse their decision using the hashtag #SaveLucifer. Their efforts have not gone unnoticed, and have encouraged Ellis to continue fighting for the series’ renewal.
“I’ve done press in various parts of the world, and I’m fully aware that this show is much more popular than what it had seemed to be on Fox.” Ellis said. “I’m not surprised about people being angry. I just wasn’t ready for this tsunami of love that came with it.”
“I don’t want to promise anything for anybody, because there are so many things that have to align for things to happen,” Ellis said. The actor went on to say the fan outcry “has created a conversation” regarding the cancellation and its potential reversal. “But I didn’t have hope, and I do have hope now. And as long as there is hope, I will keep fighting. Because I think that’s what our fans want us to do.”
Ellis is not alone in his determination for a last-minute renewal, with co-showrunner Ildy Modrovich tweeting her support to fight for a fourth season while Lucifer co-creator Neil Gaiman has publicly urged Fox to reverse their cancellation decision.
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 L.A.P.D. 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 this evening as the Season 3 finale will now serve as the series finale.
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