During the winter TCA press tour, Dana Walden stated that this deal wouldn't affect Lucifer in the foreseeable future. The process of merging between two companies might take over one year. So, Disney isn't going to cancel any show on FOX, if only FOX decides to wrap them up. Therefore, if you are worrying concerning the fact that Disney owns the DC rival Marvel and has a desire, thereby to eliminate the DC's properties, including Lucifer, there is no reason to worry.
UPDATE: Despite all of this, FOX opted to cancel Lucifer after three seasons.
Unfortunately, we were wrong in our forecast. However, Netflix has picked up the show for Season 4.
Let's first take a look at the television ratings of the current season of Lucifer. Unfortunately, we oversee a downtrend. The third season's premiere has garnered 3.92 million viewers with a 1.1/4 rating/share (P18-49). This figure is 10% lower compared to last season's premiere. Nonetheless, this indicator looks steady. Moreover, in general, the figures are almost similar to those of Season 2. As a result, we don't consider this factor crucial in the further decision of renewal.
Let's pay our attention now to a reception by critics and viewers. It seems that it was brilliant, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Based on their metrics, Lucifer Season 3 has a score of 9.33/10/100% among critics and 4.4/5/88% among the viewers, respectively. On Metacritic, the current season has a rating of 7.8/10 among the target audience. Thus, both critics and viewers have regarded this season of Lucifer quite impressive. Therefore, we believe that FOX would take this parameter into account to decide the future of the show.
Since ratings and reception look excellent, we conclude that FOX would likely renew Lucifer for a next installment. The show has a solid fandom as well as pretty well indicators. Besides, the recent deal between Disney and FOX won't affect the decision on renewal. Summing up, we almost sure that Lucifer Season 3 would happen.
What Is Lucifer About?The story focuses on the seductive and handsome Lucifer Morningstar, the Lord of Hell, who decided to change his boring life in the underworld while moving to Los Angeles. Here, in LA, he now owns a nightclub "Lux." People don't take him seriously when Lucifer tells them that he is an immortal falling angel. Upon arrival in the City of Angels, Lucifer had his wings severed. As a result, he looks more like a sexy playboy than the Devil.
One day, witnessing the murder of a pop star at the doorstep of his nightclub, Lucifer decides to assist the LAPD with this case. Thus, he gets acquainted with Detective Chloe Decker. Lucifer surprisingly discovers that his charm doesn't work with Chloe and his magical power doesn't affect her. Being intrigued by such circumstances, Lucifer becomes Chloe's partner, working as a crime counselor. His supernatural abilities help Lucifer in the process of inquiry. But the situation is complicated by the fact that he must deal with his family, which wants him to come back to hell.