If you enjoyed watching Lucifer on Fox, then you were probably among the many devastated fans when the network decided to cancel it after only three seasons. One of the more positive things about living in the world of social media is that fans do have the opportunity to make a real difference when one of their favorite shows finds itself on the chopping block. In this case, they started a campaign on Twitter and Facebook dedicated to saving the show. Lo and behold, Netflix stepped in and decided to purchase a fourth season. The new season of Lucifer will not appear on Fox, but it will appear and fans will have the opportunity to see how everything plays out.
If you remember from the end of last season, Chloe had finally seen the actual face of Lucifer, right after he killed Lieutenant Marcus Pierce, the character played by Tom Welling. As you might have guessed, this only served to further pit Chloe and Lucifer against each other. You might consider this the visualization of the battle between good and evil. Of course, Chloe can’t do it all on her own. She’s going to need plenty of backup for this battle, and it comes in the form of some major star power. You can enjoy seeing DB Woodside, Aimee Garcia, Lesley-Ann Brandt, and Kevin Alejandro reprise their roles, just to name a few. There will be a few new faces as well.
One of those new faces is going to bring what promises to be a very interesting storyline for season 4. Inbar Levi, who you might know from the show Prison Break, is coming to Lucifer in order to play the character Eve. According to show runners, she has grown frustrated with her eons long marriage to Adam and she’s more or less in the mood to see what the very individual that tempted her so long ago has to offer. This gives writers an opportunity to do a lot of different things with the show, and they promise to provide fans with shows that are worthy of watching.
Naturally, fans are clamoring to find out when they’re actually going to get to sit down and watch the show. As it turns out, there’s going to be a bit of a wait. Production hasn’t wrapped up just yet. In fact, it isn’t scheduled to wrap up until sometime in December. Netflix hasn’t nailed down an exact release date yet, but it looks like they’re planning on releasing the show sometime early in 2019. You might think about a release date somewhere between February and April. There’s one more thing that you should be aware of. Season 4 is only comprised of 10 episodes, so you won’t be able to binge watch a full 24 episodes like you did last season. The silver lining is that since the shows are being produced for Netflix instead of network television, you might get some episodes that are actually a little bit longer because you don’t have to worry about taking commercial breaks all the time, nor do you have to stick to a strict time schedule. While the current plan is to keep the shows about the same length as they have been, show runners are in talks with Netflix to allow them to lengthen the shows at will if they feel like it’s pertinent to the story. Who knows, you might even get lucky and get a two-hour bonus episode.
There’s no doubt that for fans of Lucifer, there’s a lot to look forward to. Basically, the show went from being cancelled to being picked up by someone else who has managed to do a great job with shows that it produces in-house. If things go well, there might even be a season 5 on the horizon. While it’s certainly too early to tell at this point, it’s not outside the realm of possibility, not by any means.
If you’re a big fan of the show, you do have a little bit of a wait before you can see any new episodes but that just gives you time to binge watch some reruns. Before you know it, you’ll be catching up on the brand new season and riveted to your television screen as you watch all of the interesting new storylines unfold one episode at a time.