Clearly comic based television shows are all of the rage these days and Fox has just greenlit a pilot for ‘Lucifer‘ to be their next addition to the craze. This specific Lucifer, however, was actually spawned from the pages of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman‘ comic from the DC owned Vertigo line. Yes, for all intents and purposes that makes this another DC property getting the small screen treatment.
Gaiman took a Lucifer that was tasked to run Hell for eternity from his single act of rebellion. After enough time had passed Lucifer designed to resign and freed all of the souls and demons from Hell before returning to Earth.
I’m sure you can imagine how well that went over.
The pilot is being run by Tom Kapinos which is actually quite fitting. His work as the creator, executive producer, and writer of ‘Californication’ will be perfect for this series. He has been tasked with writing one of the most amoral characters that Gaiman has ever written.
Now there is no word if the iteration of the character will be based purely from the ‘Lucifer’ series that Mike Carey and Peter Gross have more recently found success in. I wouldn’t be surprised if they found a way to use some of Gaiman’s material for developing the character as well. The pilot ordered is a “put pilot” which means that at the very least the pilot itself will air or the studio will need to pay a pretty steep fine.
An early description of the show clearly has Carey and Gross’s influence as the source material as:
…the TV series, written and executive produced by Kapinos, centers on Lucifer who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.
The Devil seems to be making a big comeback on to prime time as NBC has also found a way to star Satan in a leading role. They’ve got an order in to bring ‘Devil’s Advocate‘ into an ongoing series format.
We’ll see which of these takes on the Devil is able to properly capture the audience’s attention and, more importantly, ratings.
What are your thoughts on Fox taking on ‘Lucifer’? Are you glad that it isn’t just super heroes and zombies getting a comic to televised conversion? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Bleeding Cool