Lucifer viewers might be in for a double heartbreak. Not only has Fox canceled the devilish series after three seasons, but showrunner Joe Henderson says his team created a season finale “with a huge cliffhanger” that’s going to “frustrate the hell” out of fans.
“We created a season finale with a huge cliffhanger so that there was no way Fox could cancel us,” Henderson tweeted this afternoon after getting the news. “Instead, we’re going to frustrate the hell out of you fans. I’m so sorry for that.”
Henderson followed up the apology with a promise that the finale “is the best hour of television I’ve been lucky to write,” and reassured fans that the episode “wraps up everything from the season,” though “what it teases for season 4… well, maybe, just maybe, we can #SaveLucifer and show you.”
Minutes earlier, Henderson had confirmed the cancelation with a tweet saying, “So… yeah. #Lucifer has been cancelled. And it f*cking HURTS. I loved this show so damn much and everyone put their heart and soul into it. Heartbreaking doesn’t begin to describe.” (See all tweets below).
Henderson advised fans to “MAKE NOISE,” though cautioned he had “no idea” if the show had a chance of coming back. “I know sure as anything that everyone wants to,” he wrote. “We have so many more stories to tell.”
Judging by the social media reactions from Henderson’s cast and colleagues, he’s not kidding.
“It has been the most amazing experience over the past 3 years playing Lucifer,” tweeted Tom Ellis, “and falling in love with you, the fans.”
Ildy Modrovich, “showrunner/writer for Lucifer by day… mom by night,” as she describes herself on Twitter, wrote, “All we can do now is tell them how we feel!! Let’s trend. Let’s yell and scream!!! Let’s kick some social media ASS. Give them HELL, guys!!!!!”
Cast member Rachael Harris, who plays Dr. Linda Martin on the show, had another suggestion: “What do you think @LuciferonFOX fans? How does ‘luciferonNetflix’ sound?”
Lesley-Ann Brandt, who plays Lucifer‘s Mazikeen, posted a lengthy Instagram message (read the entire message below) praising her castmates, writers, producers, fans and the production’s “no asshole” policy.”
“I’ve grown up on this show,” Brandt wrote. “Married my husband during season 1, found out I was pregnant on season 2, and had my son season 3. Being your Mazikeen has been so very special to me for so many reasons.”
Here are the posts, so far:
For the last 3 years I’ve had the privilege of working on Lucifer with some of the most incredible people in this industry. We literally had a “no asshole” policy. I’ve grown up on this show. Married my husband during season 1, found out I was pregnant on season 2 and had my son season 3. Being your Mazikeen has been so very special to me for so many reasons. Playing this fiercely strong yet vulnerable, pansexual demon, has been my honor. To discover on a weekly basis, just how much a character like her, who looks like me, means to so many out there, has made my heart swell. I read your messages and fan mail and I’ve loved getting to know you as we tweet every Monday. I will miss that. To the fans, you’re incredible. Truly. You took us from a pilot to a series and a pick up not once, but three times. I’m incredibly sad we don’t get to give you another season because I truly feel there’s so much story left to tell. Thank you for your support, your constructive criticism and for giving us three wonderful years together. 🙏🏾 To my incredible cast mates, my family. I love each and everyone of you and while we will all go on to our next project, this time with you has been a career highlight for me. I started a family all while working and loving on my Lucifer family. I’ll be seeing you all…A LOT! Thank you for doing this dance with me and for being THE reason why guest stars loved working on our show. To our crew both in Vancouver and Los Angeles, thank you for all your hard work. For the daily laughs and for helping create the best set I’ve ever worked on. We are nothing without your hard work. To our writers, thank you for giving Mazikeen breath and life. For creating her world and for collaborating with me for 3 years. For indulging my ideas and giving me the freedom to bring her to life. To our producers, thank you for giving me a shot at a time when I’d been on the pilot auditioning hamster wheel for so long. I love Maze. She feels like a second skin to me and I sure will miss getting into those leather pants. Be sure to tune in on Monday. We weren’t done yet. Until next time. Always, LA x