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16 June 2018 @ 03:10 pm
And the devil has a halo....  
Lucifer has been picked up and saved by Netflix.

While I haven't seen the show in its entirety, it's been on my "to watch" list for some time now and I was legitimately shocked when FOX cancelled it, since I thought it was doing rather well for itself. So not only am I happy about this renewal, I'm also happy for the fans who campaigned and worked so hard to show their dedication and support of the show which certainly helped work towards negotiations.

As I mentioned previously, we live in a unique time where a combination of social media presence and the availability of different streaming services can possibly help save cancelled shows, depending on the amount of demand and noise there is which sadly can provide an unfair imbalance for smaller, lesser known shows that don't gain a lot of presence outside of their small but dedicated fandoms, which is a shame. While it still is a damn miracle when shows end up getting renewed after they are cancelled by a network, the fact that it's becoming more and more common to try and find a way of saving said show which is often spread through viral means that wasn't easily accessible many years ago is nevertheless amazing in its own right. First it was Brooklyn Nine-Nine and then The Expanse, both shows that had unique situations in their own right for being saved from canellation, and now Lucifer.

(Now, if there was a way to retroactively renew Sense8 and Dark Matter, that would not only be the icing on the cake but also the sweetest cherry on top, imho.)
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: BoA - One Shot, Two Shot
icecoldrain: Stock - Yarnicecoldrain on June 16th, 2018 10:42 pm (UTC)
I'm excited! I didn't think it was going to get picked up. For some reason, I thought netflix already passsed on it and the last I heard (earlier this week) was that amazon was entertaining the idea. I think Netflix is the best fit! ngl I'm glad that The CW didn't take on the show after what they did with Supergirl.

Yessss. I was all over social media about it for a while, but I also didn't want to take over my followers feeds with Lucifer since most of them don't watch so I calmed down after a bit lol. It's amazing how much fans coming together on social media let's cancelled shows get the possibility of a second chance these days.

On the show itself, the last season was mostly a mess, but it pulled together by the end and produced some of the strongest episodes in the shows entire run so far. I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes from here!
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 17th, 2018 01:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, once I heard that they were negotiating with Amazon I thought they were to pick it up. The fact that Netflix did completely surprised me. Perhaps there was more with the negotiations than we knew. But at least there was talk happening and that something was actually done and that it got renewed! That doesn't always happen, and many were thinking that this might've been a lost cause.

I'm also glad that the CW didn't pick it up. It was an idea given how they kinda saved the character of Constantine after his show got cancelled from another network, but the CW ruins most good things they touch.

I've heard people had mixed feelings about the last season, so hopefully with the ten episode order on Netflix that it'll help the writers focus on the main plot and characters more.
Laura: BrainDeadviolateraindrop on June 17th, 2018 10:37 am (UTC)
Streaming is such a big factor now. There are probably other shows that could easily find a new (better?) home if they got canceled. I know that BrainDead was actually pretty successful on Amazon and some people didn't even know it was a network show. I think some of the DC shows from CW are also doing well for streaming services.
Renée: Dark Matter. Five.rogueslayer452 on June 18th, 2018 05:12 am (UTC)
There are probably other shows that could easily find a new (better?) home if they got canceled.

Oh, definitely. I can think of plenty of shows on certain networks that would thrive much better on other places if given the opportunity. And with the streaming services that give shows a second chance do, in fact, allow a bit more leniency which can be hugely beneficial to them on how to tell the story the way they want to.
Nadine: Yay gifmalicat on June 17th, 2018 07:43 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy about this. B99,The Expanse and Lucifer are in my Top 5 shows at the moment so getting all 3 of them back is incredible. Obviously this only works for a somewhat large fandom and it's sad for some shows that won't get a second chance (Code Black for example) but on the other hand,it's just not realistic that every show can be saved. Plus,I'm seeing it with Shadowhunters now how obnoxious some fans are!
Renée: Elementary. Joan Watson.rogueslayer452 on June 18th, 2018 03:13 am (UTC)
but on the other hand,it's just not realistic that every show can be saved.

Yeah, which is unfortunate especially when you care about a lot of shows that end up getting unjustly cancelled for whatever reason, but that's just a sad reality many of us have to accept. Even though it's amazing that certain shows get to have the rare opportunity for a second chance, something that is still kind of a miracle even now, it is impossible to save all shows that end up getting unfairly cancelled. While that shouldn't stop fans from showing support and even attempt at campaigning, but we shouldn't set up high expectations for something that isn't always guaranteed.

Plus,I'm seeing it with Shadowhunters now how obnoxious some fans are!

Obnoxious fans are a sad thing to deal with in any fandom, especially in these situations. :/
sarrensarren on June 18th, 2018 12:08 pm (UTC)
Ha, I'm literally catching up with second half of s3 Lucifer, had somehow missed hearing it had been cancelled so missed the sadness.

Just seen Sense8 finale, so much love, but so many gaps they could fill/expand on if they somehow got picked up again. *wills it to be so*
Renée: Sense8. Riley Blue.rogueslayer452 on June 18th, 2018 05:39 pm (UTC)
It was during the upfronts about a month ago, when so many things were announced to have been cancelled, and Lucifer had sadly been among those on that chopping block. Many fans were outraged because the cancellation kinda came out of nowhere, and rallied to find it another home. And it was because of that dedication that helped get it the attention from the actors/people from the show to shop it around to other places. I know that the main actor, Tom Ellis, was a huge advocate during that time and continued doing interviews talking about the possibility of saving the show.

And it seemed it all paid off! Granted I first heard some days ago that they were in talks with Amazon, but then a moment later it's revealed that Netflix had picked it up, so there was definitely negotiations happening regardless. So, yay! :D

As for Sense8, I know what you mean. They wrapped it up the best they could within two-and-a-half hours, but you could clearly see there was a lot more they wanted to tell and expand on, and definitely an opening for more stories to be told. I know that Lana has mentioned previously that she was writing a third season, and I don't care how desperate it sounds I absolutely want there to be another season, so so badly. I'm gonna will it to be so with you!
Driver Picks the Musicbatmarg on June 18th, 2018 05:29 pm (UTC)
I honestly thought i misread this but YAY!!!! I'm so excited it was saved, and especially since it was by netflix as I don't have prime.

Can you buy access to single shows on prime? Because I want to support The Expanse.
Renée: Dark Matter. Two.rogueslayer452 on June 18th, 2018 06:14 pm (UTC)
Honestly? I don't know. I think it's either something you have to get a free trial for during the time the new season premieres, or if you know someone who has Amazon Prime you can request to borrow their password in order to watch the show via their account and support it that way. Otherwise, unless you want to pay for it fully, I don't know of any other alternative method.

Edited at 2018-06-18 06:16 pm (UTC)
Driver Picks the Musicbatmarg on June 19th, 2018 05:47 pm (UTC)
I think I know someone w/ an account.

I was hoping I could buy a season pass like w/ the shows they don't own, but it doesn't look like they do that with prime shows. The shows that they bought from other networks do appear to hit dvd, unlike Man in the High Castle though, so there's always that to fall back on.
giallarhorn: okami puzzledgiallarhorn on June 20th, 2018 01:04 pm (UTC)
Huh. That wasn't exactly something I expected, though I had heard Amazon was showing interest in it. Would've chalked it up to the CW nabbing it, but who knows?

I suspect part of the reason why Dark Matter didn't get picked up by any other is because it's a pick and choose game? Sense8 I know was a financially based choice, and Amazon eventually grabbed The Expanse so.
Renée: Dark Matter. Two.rogueslayer452 on June 20th, 2018 05:21 pm (UTC)
The CW passed quite early on, which honestly I'm glad for because that network ruins most of its shows, even ones that transferred from other networks (Supergirl, for example). I kept hearing different things, like how Netflix initially passed on it before it was announced that the show was being in talks with Amazon, etc. I don't think we'll ever know the actual goings on of the business side of things behind the curtain, but Netflix picking it up with a ten episode order for its fourth season is definitely something worth celebrating nonetheless.

In the entertainment industry it is practically all pick and choose for the potential breadwinner. It has been for a long time. It's just now that with other options available, especially with streaming, the competition has heightened about grabbing a recently cancelled show that they think will thrive better on one place instead of another.
haebin: tearshaebin on June 23rd, 2018 11:38 am (UTC)
I am happy for the Fans of Lucifer that the Series got renewed. A lot of my friends were shocked and sad when it was cancelled.
And I think, I will put it on my to-watch-list as well for the future. :)
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 23rd, 2018 04:48 pm (UTC)
I think plenty of people were surprised by its cancellation, even those who didn't watch it. But at least it's getting a second chance on Netflix, which doesn't always happen for shows that end up getting cancelled. :)
L: minimeringues on June 24th, 2018 11:42 am (UTC)