The City of Angels had better make room for a resident of the far more devilish type next year as Lucifer, a new show based on the iconic Vertigo Comics series is coming to Fox. Even better, Fox has released a trailer for the show which debuted today at their Upfronts presentation in New York. Take a look…
They've also released an inside look clip with interviews with the cast.
In the few days since the series pickup was first announced, we’ve gained a bit more information on this eagerly awaited show. Fox revealed today that it will debut in 2016, though we’ll likely have to wait until closer to its debut to learn the premiere date and airtime. Also, the official Lucifer page on the Fox website offers a pretty detailed series synopsis in case you were wondering what the show’s about:
The Devil has come to Los Angeles…
Based upon the 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.
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?
Finally, we’ve also been given our first official image of Tom Ellis in the title role. Check it out:
So what do you think, #DCTV fans? Ready to give the devil his due in 2016? Sound off in the comments below and keep your eye on DCComics.com for all the latest #DCTV news!