Less than a week before Fox’s hotly-anticipated “Gotham” premieres, the network has given a put pilot commitment to another DC Comics-inspired property. “Lucifer,” based on the eponymous Vertigo comic of the same name, centers around the Lord of Hell after he grows bored and unhappy with the position, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.
The one-hour drama pilot hails from “Californication” creator Tom Kapinos, with Aggressive Mediocrity and Warner Bros. Television producing.
The order is the latest in a slew of comicbook properties to hit the small screen; last week, it was revealed that TNT is in development on a “Titans” series based on the characters from DC’s “Teen Titans,” with Greg Berlanti also working on a proposed “Supergirl” reboot.
This season, “Gotham” joins “Arrow” spinoff “The Flash,” “Constantine” and “iZombie” among DC’s small screen adaptations. Over at Marvel, midseason will see the debut of “Agents of SHIELD” spinoff “Agent Carter,” with four Netflix series based on Marvel’s Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist scheduled to begin rolling out from 2015.