Hail Lucifer! Immediately after reports of the show’s death were proven to be greatly exaggerated, thanks in part due to a grassroots fan campaign to keep the show alive and Netflix stepping up to be its lord and savior, series showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich have given TV Line the skinny on the upcoming fourth season.
Netflix has ordered 10 episodes for the fourth season of Lucifer, the showrunners have revealed. The show will also apparently encompass what was to be the first half of the original Season 4 arc. “We were going to have two parts to it anyway, so we’ll just tell a really strong, gnarly first part,” Modrovich explains to the website.
Henderson adds that doing so “lets us concentrate the story and focus it, and that’s what’s really exciting about this. We have a really strong first half that is now going to make for an amazing story.”
As for why Netflix decided to save Lucifer from Fox’s axe, Henderson said: “What we have been told, basically, is 1) they love the show, and 2) they loved the fan reaction. They really noticed it. The fans were heard, and that’s the biggest thing that we should convey. They saw the passion of the fans, and apparently a number of people over there just like the show.”
And no, this does not mean that this forthcoming season will be Lucifer’s last. “There is always the potential for more,” teased Modrovich.
Fox canceled the supernatural drama after airing only three seasons. Based loosely on the character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg from The Sandman comic book series, Lucifer follows Lucifer Morningstar, aka the freakin devil, who lives in Los Angeles and helps the LAPD solve crimes.
Seasons 1-3 will be available on Netflix at some point in the not-too-distant future. Production on the new season begins “August-ish,” according to Modrovich.
(Via TV Line)