LUCIFER’S Tom Ellis was urged to let the show get axed during the "strange time" before Netflix swooped in and offered its game-changing deal.
The star of the show says he was advised by his own team not to campaign against Lucifer's original cancellation.
Lucifer was cancelled in 2018 by its network, Fox, after three seasons.
Ellis, 41, revealed to The Guardian that he was at a fan convention in Rome when he learned that it had been dropped.
He said: “I’d just come off stage doing my Q&A with the audience.
“And then the call came through. I was at my lowest ebb when I found out about it.”
When news reached fans of the show all hell broke loose, and they started a frantic grassroots campaign to save the series and everyone’s favourite fallen angel.
The father of two went against the advice of his team and threw his weight behind the cause, even appearing on Newsnight.
"It was a strange time, because I was putting myself out there against my better judgment," he told the paper.
"Against the advice of some of my team, even.
"Everyone kept saying: 'It's very, very unlikely that this will happen.' And I'm still going: 'So you're saying there's a chance?'”
Thankfully for Tom, the rest of the cast and crew and all the fans, Netflix came to the rescue and signed Lucifer up for two more seasons (four and five).
The reaction and success later led to a sixth and final season being commissioned, too.
The first half of the much-anticipated fifth season of Lucifer dropped on Netflix last Friday and fans are already predicting what might happen in the second chapter.
The official Twitter account confirmed that Season 6 would be the last.
Netflix tweeted: "The devil made us do it. #lucifer will return for a sixth and final season. like, FINAL final."
An official release date has not been confirmed.
But judging by the release pattern of the previous two seasons, Lucifer season six could arrive in spring or summer 2021.
However, due to the current coronavirus outbreak, filming for season six could face delays, so fans should prepare themselves for a 2022 release date at the latest.
In August 2020, the first details of what fans can expect from the show’s final season were released.
Lucifer’s sixth and final season is currently in production and showrunner Ildy Modrovich has opened up on a key episode in store.
In early 2020 TV police dramas and comedies received criticism in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.
In response to the criticism, Ildy revealed season six will include an episode that addresses the global movement.
At said: ”When we got back to the [writers] room, we started looking at the fact that we're a cop show and in what ways have we contributed or not addressed the systemic issues of the police department.
“And we decided we wanted to speak to it.”
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