Yet another DC Comics property is heading to the small screen as Deadline reports that FOX has snagged “Lucifer,” a pilot based on the Vertigo title by Mike Carey, which will follow the adventures of the fallen angel, Lucifer Morningstar. “Californication” creator Tom Kapinos will both write and executive produce.
Largely inspired by John Milton’s approach to the character in “Paradise Lost,” this version of Lucifer first appeared in Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” (itself in the process of heading to the big screen). Carey expanded the character into a solo title in 2000. The popular series was published through 2006 and ran 75 issues.
The new series is said to follow Carey’s run, following Lucifer as he gives up his rule of Hell and opens a piano bar in Los Angeles.
“Lucifer” will join the ever-growing slate of small screen DC Comics adaptations, including the returning “Arrow,” the soon-to-premiere “Constantine,” “The Flash” and “Gotham,” and the in-development “Supergirl” and “Titans.”