The popular show "Lucifer" will have a fourth season, after all, thanks to Netflix saving the day. The series was canceled after the third season on the Fox network, but now the streaming media company has stepped in. That's good news for fans of the hit show who were outraged after learning that they'd no longer be able to follow the "Lucifer" series on TV. It could also be good news for Netflix which continues to find ways to pick up new subscribers with its content.

Cancelation inspired #SaveLucifer campaign

The show's title character Lucifer comes from a popular DC comic book called "The Sandman" and a spin-off solo comic book series based on the character.

It was adapted for television and debuted on the Fox network back in January of 2016.

The fantasy police drama series "Lucifer" featured Tom Ellis and Lauren German in starring roles as a Lucifer Morningstar (aka The Devil) and Detective Chloe Decker. Lucifer ends up helping Detective Decker on a case and is invited to be a consultant for the LAPD, leading to further investigations and stories.

The popular show had generally positive reviews. It made it through three seasons, but just this past May 11, it was announced that Fox was not going to renew the show for a fourth season. That came just as the season finale presented a major cliffhanger, leaving fans wanting more.

For about a month now, a "#SaveLucifer" campaign had been going on through social media.

Fans were disappointed to learn of the possible demise of one of their favorite shows on television. Not only that, but the cliffhanger ending gave fans incentive to want to see what was next for the show's characters and storyline. Warner Bros. TV was also trying to shop its series to interested streaming services or premium networks over the past month.

Netflix saves 'Lucifer' on last day

With the show's cancelation to become official on Friday (June 15), Netflix was able to make a deal happen. According to a report from Deadline, Netflix wasn't the only company trying to buy "Lucifer" either. Amazon was also making an attempt to pick up the canceled series for its streaming service.

Netflix had to work out some details, though, as the streaming video on demand rights to the first three seasons of "Lucifer" belong to Hulu. Deadline also mentioned that the series is carried by different networks or platforms in different international markets. That includes Amazon in the United Kingdom and Germany, although Netflix may soon carry the show in the UK.

It marks the second canceled Fox series to be picked up by another company after fans expressed their outrage. The canceled Fox series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" also received a lot of attention after the news it was canceled.

That led to NBC picking up the series to keep it going.

First DC show on Netflix, rescue brings hope

The arrival of the DC Comics series "Lucifer" to Netflix presents an interesting dynamic. Up until now, Netflix had been the home of several original Marvel Comics superhero shows. They have included "Daredevil," "Jessica Jones," "Luke Cage," "Iron Fist," "Punisher," and "The Defenders." There had yet to be any properties from the DC Comics world on the streaming service.

However, the fact that Netflix has decided to pick up the show could be huge as the company continues to grow its subscriber base. The company has been doing quite well in the positive economic climate that has continued for years now.

By adding canceled "favorites," it makes the service that much more attractive to fans of those shows to purchase a subscription and possibly ditch cable.

There were also reports from various sources last month, including Hollywood Reporter, that ABC's canceled series "Designated Survivor" could find new life on Netflix. The fact that both "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Lucifer" have been rescued is probably a great sign for the hit show starring Kiefer Sutherland.

It's unknown as of this report when "Lucifer" Season 4 will be available for binging on Netflix. Yes, that's the other good news, as binging will be available for this great series, rather than waiting for weekly episodes.