“True Blood” star Kevin Alejandro has joined the cast of FOX’s Vertigo Comics adaptation
There’s been a change in cast for FOX’s upcoming Vertigo Comics adaptation, “Lucifer,” today as Deadline reports that “Arrow” and “True Blood” star Kevin Alejandro will be replacing the formerly-attached Nicholas Gonzalez in the role of Dan, an LAPD homicide detective wary of Lucifer himself.
“Lucifer” stars Tom Ellis (Rush) in the title role as 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. Co-starring alongside Ellis are Lauren German (“Chicago Fire”) as Chloe Dancer, an LAPD homicide detective who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer; Lesley-Ann Brandt (“Spartacus”) as Lucifer’s best friend Maze, a fierce demon who takes the form of a human woman; D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, an angel sent to L.A. to persuade Lucifer to return to hell; and Rachael Harris as Linda, Lucifer’s therapist.
The Lucifer character was first introduced to Vertigo Comics in Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman,” where he abandoned his role as the lord of hell in the beloved “Season of Mists” storyline. His self-titled series, written by Mike Carey, ran for 75 issues.
“Lucifer” comes from Warner Bros. TV, DC Comics and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and was written by “Californication” creator Tom Kapinos and directed by Len Wiseman. Kapinos and Wiseman will executive produce with Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ildy Modrovich.
There’s no word yet on whether or not Kevin Alejandro will reshoot Gonzalez’s scenes in the pilot. Doing so is not an uncommon practice, however. Riff Regan was famously replaced in the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” pilot by Alyson Hannigan while some classic shows like “Gilligan’s Island” replaced multiple cast members after completing the pilot.
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