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Why Netflix Saved Lucifer From Cancellation

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Netflix swooped in at the last minute in June to rescue Lucifer following Fox's cancellation of the supernatural procedural. Although the show has a passionate following, that's not reflected in its ratings, which is likely why the broadcast network resisted calls for a change of heart. So, why did the streaming giant step in when others -- including The CW and Amazon -- passed Lucifer by?

During the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, Cindy Holland, Netflix's vice president of original series, explained that Lucifer is "a fantastic show that has really resonated with audiences in parts of the world where we licensed it so we felt it was important to help that show continue for those fans."

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Lucifer's upcoming fourth season will be 10 episodes, down from the third season's 24 and the first season's 13. Production is slated to begin next month for streaming on Netflix in early 2019.

Tom Ellis stars as Lucifer Morningstar, who retired as ruler of Hell to open a nightclub in Los Angeles. The murder of a pop star compels him to use his powers to help Det. Chloe Decker (Lauren German) find the killer and clear his own name.

(via Netflix)

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