Vertigo Comics’ Lucifer Ordered to Series by FOX

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Lucifer, an adaption of a Vertigo comic book series has been given a green light by FOX.

Here’s the synopsis from DC Comics:

The series stars Tom Ellis (Rush) in the title role as 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 gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals. Co-starring alongside Ellis are Lauren German (Chicago Fire) as Chloe Dancer, an LAPD homicide detective who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer; Lesley-Ann Brandt (Spartacus) as Lucifer’s best friend Maze, a fierce demon who takes the form of a human woman; Nicholas Gonzalez (Sleepy Hollow) as Dan, an LAPD homicide detective wary of Lucifer; D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, an angel sent to L.A. to persuade Lucifer to return to hell; and Rachael Harris as Linda, Lucifer’s therapist.

If you’re unfamiliar with Lucifer, he was first introduced to Vertigo in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, where he abandoned his role as the lord of hell in the beloved “Season of Mists” storyline. His self-titled series, written by Mike Carey, can actually be seen as something of a Sandman spinoff, but ran for 75 issues and became a Vertigo classic in its own right.

Lucifer comes from Warner Bros. TV, DC Comics and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and was written by Californication creator Tom Kapinos and directed by Len Wiseman. Kapinos and Wiseman will executive produce with Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ildy Modrovich.

Hopefully this series fares well and doesn’t get cancelled after the first season like Constantine. And seeing as how the Lucifer’s character is a spinoff of Gaiman’s classic series, perhaps a Sandman show isn’t too far behind.

Source: DC Comics

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