Lucifer is getting a second life, as Netflix has rescued the series from cancellation.

The DC Entertainment series from Warner Bros. Television was axed in May, and after months of campaigning for actors and fans alike, Netflix is reviving the supernatural series for a fourth season.

Lucifer joins Brooklyn Nine-Nine as the second of Fox’s cancelled series this year to be renewed by another outlet. The decision to drop these series’ followed the network’s dramatic shift as their studio counterpart goes through major changes prior to the pending sale to Disney (or Comcast) which saw the dumping of niche genre picks such as comedies like Nine-Nine, and dramas like Lucifer.

Unfortunately, Lucifer never brought in a massive amount of ratings, as the third season averaged only a 1.3 rating among adults aged 18-49, while its live viewership only landed a mere 0.8 rating in the key demographic. But, in fairness to the show, it was up against some power players.

Netflix has now set about reviving the DC Comics-inspired drama following a massive fan campaign. The third season ended on a cliff hanger, with creator Joe Henderson tweeting that the axing “fucking hurts” and he was apologetic for frustrating “the hell out of you fans.”

For his part, star Tom Ellis was similarly hurt by the decision to axe the show, tweeting that he was “gutted” by the cancellation:

Since the announcement of the renewal, both creator and actor have expressed their relief and excitement:

https://twitter.com/Henderson_Joe/status/1007723003394678784

https://twitter.com/tomellis17/status/1007723187214471168

Hopefully, Netflix will bring some more weight to the series that deserves another chance.

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