Lucifer fans were dealt a hard blow a couple of days ago when the beloved, underrated DC comic show was cancelled by FOX. Currently, the creatives, cast, and fans have launched a dedicated campaign to get the show a new home using the hashtags: #SaveLucifer and #pickuplucifer.
Tom Ellis, who plays the titular character, talked with TVLine about the show’s cancellation and new home shopping.
Ellis described the past very strange couple of days since learning of the cancellation while at a fan convention in Rome. It was, however, when he saw the fan outcry that he started to feel hopeful about their chances.
“The weird thing was when the news broke [about the cancellation], that’s when I started feeling better, because the response has been nothing short of ridiculously overwhelming. Since doing Lucifer, I’ve done press in various parts of the world, and I’m fully aware that this show is much more popular than what it had seemed to be on Fox. Our figures suggested that lots of people watch the show, just not necessarily on Fox. So in a weird way, I’m not surprised about people being angry. I just wasn’t ready this tsunami of love that came with it.”
Continuing on the #SaveLucifer movement, Ellis doesn’t want to make any promises for a renewal. He is, however, optimistic.
“I don’t want to promise anything for anybody, because there are so many things that have to align for things to happen…,” he ventures. “But I didn’t have hope, and I do have hope now. And as long as there is hope, I will keep fighting. Because I think that’s what our fans want us to do.”
Finally, he wants fans to watch the season finale of the show, which airs tonight (Monday, May 14th). Though he does warn everyone that the cliffhanger will frustrate them.
Lucifer‘s finale airs tonight, May 14th at 8/7c on FOX.