The Devil may yet find comfortable quarters in the Amazon stable.
In an interview with Deadline, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke discussed the possibility of picking up the recently cancelled Fox series Lucifer. Or, at the very least, she said there have been discussions about saving the series.
“We were talking about Lucifer,” she told the site during the interview conducted last Thursday. “I know that international, especially the UK group, was really bullish on that show, I haven’t checked in on that today, but I heard conversations were ongoing on that yesterday.”
Based on characters devised by Neil Gaiman for The Sandman and further developed by Mike Carey in his Lucifer series, the television show saw the Prince of Hell (Tom Ellis) abdicate his throne to become the owner of a hot Los Angeles night club. But after a murder occurs on his doorstep, The First of the Fallen decides to become a consultant for the LAPD. The show quickly garnered a dedicated fanbase. Sadly, it was not a large enough group to keep Fox interested in the program after its third year. According to TVLine, the series ranked “10th and eighth among all Fox dramas this TV season, and is down 20 percent in the demo from its sophomore season.” Like many of Fox’s other cancellations last month, Lucifer was also a co-production with Warner Bros. Television and saw most of its revenue from the ad rates it could charge based on its ratings.
But like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Syfy’s The Expanse, fans hoped the should could be roused from its death by a streaming service like Amazon. It seems there may be a ray of hope as elements withing the organization are interested in reviving it. Of course, they may need to see Lucifer fans are as dedicated as Expanse loyalists, who organized extravagant stunts and a mass buy-in of the seasons available on Amazon. Or, perhaps, they just need to make a deal with the Devil.