Tom Ellis is trying to bring the devil back from cancellation hell. Luckily, he has a serious pack of “Lucifer” fans to help him in his quest — and possibly Netflix, Amazon or Hulu.
“Because Warner Bros are an independent studio, they don’t have a network, it means there are other places we can take it and those are potentially exciting places,” Ellis, who plays the lead character in the recently-canceled Fox series, said in an interview with BBC Newsnight Wednesday.
When asked if the drama could go to a particular platform — like Netflix or Amazon — Ellis said he’s “not in a place to talk about conversations that are or are not happening. All I know is that a conversation has been sparked by this. And we are trying to find a place. I think the obvious place would be somewhere like that [streaming services].”
“But, who knows! Watch this space, is all I can say,” he added.
An individual with knowledge of the situation post-cancellation tells TheWrap that it’s safe to say the studio is exploring all of its options right now.
Fox announced last Friday the drama had been canceled after three seasons, a decision that showrunner Joe Henderson said, “f–ing hurts.”
He and Ellis both took to Twitter to grieve with fans, which got the #SaveLucifer campaign going — the same day that “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was revived at NBC following its Fox cancellation.
However, that outcry has yet to save the series, which aired its finale on Fox Monday. The closing episode grew in ratings from last week.
Warner Bros. Television declined TheWrap‘s request for comment for this story.
Watch Ellis’ interview above.