A drama project based on the DC Comics imprint Vertigo’s Lucifer series has received a formal pilot order at Fox — as well as a tweak to its concept.
Previously, the project had a “put” pilot commitment from the network, incurring financial penalties had it died on the vine.
Penned by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, who will exec-produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Sleepy Hollow EP Len Wiseman (also the pilot’s director), Lucifer now will follow the Lord of Hell as he abdicates his throne and kingdom to make camp in Los Angeles, where he will help the LAPD punish criminals.
Originally, the premise had Lucifer opening a swanky piano bar in Los Angeles.
Now that it’s a half-step closer to fruition, who are your latest thoughts on casting the lead?