Rejoice, Lucifer fans, there’s someone up there looking out for us. Er, well…you know what I mean. Netflix has revived your favorite Satan-centric serial for a fourth season. Before I tell you more, I should warn you. I came up with a bunch of devil-themed dad jokes for this.
When it came to Lucifer, Fox found itself in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation. The show had a devoted fanbase, but the third season’s ratings had fallen. The network had to pick between risking a season four and suffering fans’ wrath. Ultimately, Fox chose to go with the devil they knew. Fox announced Lucifer‘s cancellation in May and, as predicted, fans went full torch-and-pitchfork. Hellbent on returning the show to TV, they started the hashtag #SaveLucifer, which quickly began trending on Twitter. Ready to sell their souls for a fourth season, fans were rewarded when Netflix heard their cries. Even Lucifer, it seemed, wasn’t beyond salvation.
Was that as fun to read as it was to write? No? Cool, I’ll stop.
Though the cast and storyline are presumably staying the same, fans should expect some differences in Lucifer season four. According to TVLine, the differences show up in how this season is structured. Rather than 22 half-hour episodes, this season will contain 10 hour-long episodes. Netflix will split the season into two parts, which is apparently a choice they’ve made with the show’s creators. When asked, co-showrunner Josh Henderson said:
[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.
The article doesn’t mention an air date, but we’ll keep you posted on all the Lucifer details that come out until then. After all, the devil is in the details.
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