All eyes are on Fox’s new DC Comics adaptation series Lucifer. Will it live up to the hype? Check out the first trailer and see for yourself!
DC Comics’ Lucifer is a richly layered, intense comic book series created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg.
It follows Lucifer Morningstar, an LA nightclub owner known as the champion of individuality and free will. Charming and sophisticated, Lucifer is an all-round standup guy.
He’s also the former Lord of Hell, who left his post to challenge humanity’s perception of his character.
Fox’s pilot project based on the beloved comic has stirred up some controversy, when it was revealed that the show would be formatted as a police procedural.
Lucifer, played by Tom Ellis, will be helping the LAPD punish criminals, with a new case every week.
Lauren German, D.B. Woodside and Lesley-Ann Brandt also star.
As part of their Upfronts presentation, Fox released a brand new promo for Lucifer:
Despite our earlier reservations, this actually looks like — pardon the expression — a hell of a lot of fun!
The lengthy synopsis from Fox reveals further plot details:
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, check out this featurette in which Tom Ellis and the producers share secrets about the new show:
Lucifer was created by Jerry Bruckheimer and Len Wiseman, and is set to premiere in 2016.