After canceling 'Lucifer,' Fox to give show swansong by airing two new episodes
It now appears as though the two episodes are being aired as a sort of a last-ditch effort to give the series the ending it deserves
This month has not been a good one for fans of quite a few television shows. Along with the highly-publicized cancelation of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' (which has since been taken up by NBC), the likes of 'The Expanse,' 'Designated Survivor,' 'Last Man on Earth,' and 'Lucifer' were shown the door as well.
This left thousands of viewers with having to deal with the prospect of an unfinished and unfulfilled show, though it appears as though Fox will be giving fans of 'Lucifer' some semblance of closure. The show, which is currently in its third season, aired its season finale (now the series finale) on May 14 and news of its cancelation filtered through just three days before its airing.
Said to be a 'ratings-based decision,' co-showrunner Ildy Modrovich had previously stated that the two final episodes produced would be moved to a potential fourth season. However, it now appears as though those two episodes will instead be aired as a sort of a last-ditch effort to give the series the ending it deserves.
Co-showrunner Joe Henderson had confirmed that the network planned to air the two 'bonus episodes' but stated it would possibly be released on the third season's home media release. It has now been revealed that they will be aired back-to-back on Monday, May 28.
The first of these 'bonus' episodes is titled 'Boo Normal' and will follow Lucifer and his team as they investigate the murder of a child psychiatrist as Ella thinks about a childhood secret that she's been hiding. In the second, 'Once Upon a Time,' Lucifer's mom has created an alternate dimension and he now lives in a world where he has never met Chloe but is granted the freedom of choice.
After its cancelation, fans rallied on Twitter and #SaveLucifer soon became the #1 trending topic worldwide, with the hashtag used approximately 1 million times a day. A second hashtag, #PickUpLucifer,' also spent time as the number one worldwide trending tag, and returned to the top five during the finale, also hitting 1 million.
Online petitioners are hopeful for a renewal and the show is reportedly being shopped around to premium cable and streaming services. Channel names like Netflix and Amazon are increasingly doing the rounds with fans imploring that Lucifer be given its due.