The Devil gets his due with Fox's new comic-based Lucifer series

Something wicked is headed to Fox with the pilot approval of a new TV series based on the Lucifer character, who first appeared in Neil Gaiman's Sandman back in 1989.  This latest coming of the bad boy from below is based on Vertigo's spinoff series published from 2000-2006 and will be produced by Californication creator and executive producer Tom Kapinos.  

While it's only a greenlight for a pilot, it seems Fox is hot on the idea of Lucifer as a demonic denizen of Los Angeles, where he owns a posh piano bar called Lux.   Mike Carey, Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly produced the entire 75-issue Vertigo run of Lucifer, with the gentleman-devil abandoning hell and slithering in and out of the lives of troubled humans in sunny Southern California while fending off vicious attacks by the archangel Amenadiel.  No casting or director details have been released.  

Are you excited to see Satan in this small-screen incarnation, or is TV getting a bit crowded with DC comic-book characters from Arrow, Gotham, Constantine, The Flash, Krypton, Supergirl and Teen Titans?

(Via Comic Book Movie)

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