Fox’s Lucifer, a new drama based on the series of comics from Vertigo Comics, will debut in 2016.
Lucifer is based upon the series of characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, LUCIFER is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis, Merlin) has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub.
The full synopsis of FOX’s Lucifer is pretty detailed for a show that won’t be debuting until next year. Most TV shows don’t get a big synopsis like this until their big debut a few months before or so. Check it out:
Charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, Lucifer is enjoying his retirement, indulging in a few of his favorite things – wine, women and song – when a beautiful pop star is brutally murdered outside of Lux. For the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him as a result of this murder. Compassion? Sympathy? The very thought disturbs him – as well as his best friend and confidante, Mazikeen aka Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt, The Librarians), a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman.
The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer (Lauren German, Chicago Fire), who initially is dismissive of Lucifer. But she becomes intrigued by his talent for drawing out people’s secrets and his desire to dispense justice, doling out punishment to those who deserve it. As they work together to solve the pop star’s murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness. Accustomed to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, Lucifer is intrigued by Chloe’s apparent purity and begins to wonder if there’s hope for his own soul yet.
At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel Amenadiel (DB Woodside, Suits, 24), has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to the underworld…can the Devil incarnate be tempted toward the side of Good, or will his original calling pull him back toward Evil?
Well, I don’t really fully know who Lucifer is in sense of the comics but I am always open for anything. I’ll give it a shot and even more now because I need a new comic based series about the supernatural after the tragic cancellation of NBC’s Constantine. Another good show that handled demonic entities, magic, and the supernatural. Let’s hope this one fairs better and since it will have a neighbor on FOX with Gotham that will have a second season next fall there is a good chance our little Lucifer series will actually stay instead of being cancelled.