Fan-favorite fantasy police procedural Lucifer has been cancelled by Fox after three seasons.
The drama starred Tom Ellis as the Devil, Lucifer Morningstar, who became a consultant for the Los Angeles Police Department after growing bored with his role as the Lord of Hell.
The Monday night television series was based on the character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg as first seen in Vertigo comic book series The Sandman. The character later headed his own titular spinoff series.
Lucifer’s season 3 finale, set for Monday, May 14, will serve as its series finale.
“It has been the most amazing experience over the past 3 years playing Lucifer and falling in love with you, the fans,” Ellis wrote on Twitter Friday.
“It fills me with great sadness to confirm the rumors that some of you have been asking,” Ellis wrote, adding the abrupt cancellation left the actor “gutted.”
Writes fan Sarah Somerhalder on Twitter, “How could they cancel Lucifer? How?”
The show “denounces homophobia, sexism, racism,” and has “LGBT+ characters,” Somerhalder writes, adding the show is “actually funny but it also makes you cry sometimes.”
“We don’t have any other shows like that,” Somerhalder wrote, adding a plea aimed at the @FOXTV Twitter account.
The series’ cancellation has since given rise to the #SaveLucifer hashtag, aimed at rallying fans in a concentrated effort to convince the network to reconsider pulling the plug.
“I love you for making noise,” Lucifer showrunner Ildy Modrovich wrote on Twitter, prompting viewers to employ the hashtags #Lucifer and #SaveLucifer.
How could they cancel Lucifer?
How ? This show is so much more that just the devil taking vacations, it denounces homophobia, sexism, racism, it has Lgbt+ characters, it's actually funny but it also makes you cry sometimes. We don't have any other shows like that.
Please @FOXTV pic.twitter.com/8bdhQj9o1a
— #SAVELUCIFER Sarah Somerhalder (@DeckerstarASAP) 11 мая 2018 г.
— Ildy Modrovich (@Ildymojo) 11 мая 2018 г.
hulu or netflix better pick up lucifer since fox is just a bunch of mf FOOLS pic.twitter.com/sURcXb5Gac
— 🙁 (@softoswald) 11 мая 2018 г.
you guys are legends, we are so grateful for you and the work you put into your characters, words cannot describe how proud we are of you #renewlucifer #savelucifer #lucifer pic.twitter.com/rS5TRtxpaU
— #savelucifer (@chloeslucifer) 11 мая 2018 г.
— #SAVELUCIFER sam || 16 days to JMo! (@AlwaysJisbon) 11 мая 2018 г.
I love this cast more than anything. They are bringing joy in people’s life, they are brillant and super talented. They deserve the best. And I can’t imagine my life without them and this amazing show, Lucifer.
They are so important.
So please, #SaveLucifer. pic.twitter.com/6w9F7DsjkT
— #savelucifer (@heavellis) 11 мая 2018 г.
This is totally unacceptable. #Lucifer is the best show on TV, and @FOXTV just blew it. Cost themselves big viewership and sponsor $ while they picked up some other network's discarded crap. We WILL #SaveLucifer!
— HooDatGurl (@HooDatGurl333) 11 мая 2018 г.
Im so so sl pissed, like how can someone think it's a good idea to cancel such a great show? A show with messagges that are actually important! A show that combines so many great things.@FOXTV
You done wrong, really wrong.#Lucifer #SaveLucifer #RenewLucifer
— RT PINNED PLS Louis Deserves Better ♥️ #TeamLouis (@Smalarker_) 11 мая 2018 г.
It’s cancellation was announced, what, an hour ago? And #SaveLucifer already has nearly 30k tweets and is trending worldwide @FOXTV you done messed up@netflix I swear if you pick #Lucifer up all of its fans will love you for all of eternity❤️ pic.twitter.com/EQVulWvlME
— Ellie Todd (@_ellie_todd_) 11 мая 2018 г.