Netflix saves Lucifer TV series

Morningstar will solve murders with his friends again thanks to Netflix picking up the series after Fox canceled it last month.

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LAPD detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) and Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) will team up again for the DC Comics series Lucifer, now on Netflix. 


Looks like the former King of Hell has his own guardian angel. Based on the DC Comics title, the TV series Lucifer has been saved from certain death by Netflix

Netflix's decision to rescue Lucifer after Fox canceled the series last month happened in the nick of time just as the options on the cast were about to expire at the end of Friday, according to Deadline

While Netflix has yet to announce when Lucifer's next season will air, this does mark the first time the streaming service has licensed a DC Comics property. 

Currently, Netflix has been the home for Marvel TV shows like Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Daredevil, The Punisher and The Defenders.

Based on the comic book characters created by Neil Gaiman for the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics, Lucifer tells the tale of the original fallen angel Lucifer Morningstar (played by Tom Ellis) who helps LAPD detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) solve murders. 

The show also stars Rachael Harris, DB Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Aimee Garcia, Tricia Helfer, Scarlett Estevez and Kevin Alejandro.

The cast and crew were understandably elated when they learned the news Friday that Lucifer would continue with season 4 on Netflix.  

The actors and showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich also thanked the fans who championed the series with the hashtag #SaveLucifer on social media starting last month to show support in hopes of saving the series from cancellation.