Yesterday, The CW revealed its programming slate for Fall 2018 season including new shows such as Charmed and new seasons of shows such as Supergirl. However, according to Mark Pedowitz, President of The CW, Lucifer can’t be a part of their offerings due to a reason.
While talking to reporters as a part of the Upfront presentation, Pedowitz responded to a query related to the rumors about the network being interested in saving Lucifer which FOX had canceled earlier in the month. According to him, they have no plans to pick up Lucifer because they are focused on the network’s own original programming.
“We have had no conversations about it whatsoever,”Pedowitz said. “We’re happy with what we have, and there’s been no discussion about it. We’ve been focused on our own development.”
For the Lucifer fans, who had been campaigning after the series got canceled, this would be a bit disappointing. After the show was scrapped on May 11th, fans were vocal about how they felt on social media, and #SaveLucifer became a trending topic on Twitter. Online petitions came up to keep the series going somehow, and fans considered The CW or the upcoming DC Universe streaming platform to pick up the show.
Now, it seems that there wasn’t supposed to be any partnership between The CW and Lucifer, which is not illogical since the network has a large number of renewals and new shows to focus on.
If Lucifer gets picked up by some other network or a streaming service, the series will have a lot to depict, taking into account the way the season three finale ended.
“As you saw in the finale, Chloe saw Lucifer’s devil face,” showrunner Joe Henderson said recently. “Finally, proof that Lucifer really is who he said he was. No turning back. Chloe knows the truth. So that was the big thrust of season 4 – exploring Chloe dealing with those ramifications, and how it affected her relationship with Lucifer. Both professionally and personally. Can you work with the Devil? Can you LOVE the devil?”
“And we also had an exciting character from Lucifer’s past who was going to come in and mix everything up,” showrunner IldyModrovich added. “A very personal, intimate figure who we won’t reveal the identity of yet… until we find out if we get the chance to tell the tale on a new network.”