AceShowbiz - Another cancellation on FOX has sparked outrage among fans. "Lucifer" was among the shows which were axed by the network on Friday, May 11, and fans were not happy that the show ended on a cliffhanger.
Executive producer Joe Henderson revealed that the cliffhanger was actually their strategy to prevent the show from getting canceled, but it has now backfired. "We created a season finale with a huge cliffhanger so that there was no way Fox could cancel us. Instead, we're going to frustrate the hell out of you fans. I'm sorry for that," he tweeted after learning of the bad news.
We created a season finale with a huge cliffhanger so that there was no way Fox could cancel us. Instead, we're going to frustrate the hell out of you fans. I'm so sorry for that. #Lucifer— Joe Henderson (@Henderson_Joe) May 11, 2018
Another executive producer, Ildy Modrovich, also responded to the cancellation with a hint that they're not giving up yet. "Do we look like we're giving up? Yeah … didn't think so," she tweeted along with bloody set picture of the stars.
Fans have since been rallying on social media to save the show, using the hashtag #SaveLucifer. One wrote, "Lucifer is the most amazing tv series I have ever watched. It has so much to offer, romance, comedy, thinking about life and philosophy. It's just great as a whole, please don't cancel it."
Another tweeted, "#Lucifer gave us amazing complex characters with amazing backstories that we were beginning to learn so much more about than they go ruin it!? #SaveLucifer." An angry fan added, "Hell is nothing in comparison to pissed off Lucifans. Better #SaveLucifer!"
Besides "Lucifer", FOX canceled horror drama "The Exorcist" on Friday. The network had also pulled the plug on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", "The Mick" and "The Last Man on Earth" on Thursday, ahead of itsupfront presentation to advertisers in New York next week.
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" disappointed its fans, which included celebrities like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Seth Meyers and Mark Hamill. There have been reports that the comedy series is being shopped to other networks, but the chance for revival is now looking shorter.
According to Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, Hulu and Netflix have passed on the Andy Samberg-starring sitcom, while TBS and NBC are still named potential new homes for the critically-acclaimed series.