Last week, it was announced that Fox revealed “Lucifer” will be coming in 2016 and fans are eager to see it.
“Lucifer,” is based on a comic series introduced in 1989 by Neil Gaiman and Sam Kieth in “The Sandman” before he went on to star in his own long-running series, written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly and Dean Ormston.
It’s 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 project hails from Warner Bros. Television, DC Entertainment and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions. Kapinos and Wiseman will executive produce alongside Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and IldyModrovich.
Some viewers may find distasteful any portrayal of Biblical characters in a manner that departs from what is set forth in scripture; others may consider intriguing and hopeful the speculative prospect of the devil’s living among us in human form and potentially being inspired by the goodness of others to redeem his own soul.
The issue is a subjective one, but the précis for the show suggests that the while Lucifer certainly borrows themes and characters from the Bible, the titular protagonist has much more in common with the Lucifer character in Neil Gaiman’s comic book series The Sandman than the one described in religious scripture.