It’s been almost three months since the Fox network unceremoniously cancelled its hit series Lucifer. It’s been almost two months since Netflix stepped in to become the hero and rescue the series.
But during the Television Critics Association summer press tour CEO of Fox Television Group Dana Walden revealed why the network chose to cancel the fan-favorite series.
“We had a great time working with that cast and the executive producers of the show,” Walden said. “It worked well for us. [But] as we were going into this season, we looked at the size of the audience, which was starting to get pretty narrow. We just made a determination that given… It was owned by an outside studio, at the time we couldn’t justify the economics. It was not an inexpensive show, and we just made a decision that ultimately it wasn’t performing to a broad enough audience in a way that worked for us.”
Fans need not worry as production will soon begin on the 10 episode fourth season which will air exclusively on Netflix during 2019.