FOX Orders Lucifer Pilot with Underworld Director Len Wiseman Helming

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FOX has officially ordered a pilot for the TV adaptation “Luficer,” based on the Vertigo title by Mike Carey. “Sleepy Hollow” co-creator and Underworld director Len Wiseman will helm the project which now has Jerry Bruckheimer joining as an executive producer.

The TV series centers on Lucifer, who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.

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.

“Lucifer” joins the ever-growing slate of small screen DC Comics adaptations, including “Arrow,” “The Flash,” and “Gotham,” the upcoming “iZombie,” and the in-development “Supergirl”, “Krypton,” and “Titans.”