Fox Gives DC Comics’ ‘Lucifer’ Adaptation Put Pilot Commitment

Lucifer Tom Kapinos
Vertigo

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.

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  1. Catherine says:

    My comments were a direct response to the “lucifer” pilot by FOX

  2. Catherine says:

    You would not believe the overwhelming sadness I feel at the thought of how many people this had to receive approval from to reach this point. The numbing campaign is further along than even I feared. We sleep a great sleep and will pay a great price -now watch the justification begin!!! It always does! That’s how you tell the good guys from the bad!

  3. Jacques Strappe says:

    So, network television is now the comic book network. Stop the insanity!

    • DSykes says:

      I disagree, good story telling is all that matters. Doesn’t matter if it is in a traditional Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi or it one of its sub-genres like Comic Book adaptations. Personally, I’d be interested in seeing them try and pull off a Preacher series. The chaff will quickly disappear, like Wonder Woman, which was so bad it never got past the unaired Pilot phase.

      • Peter Andersson says:

        Well, AMC are working on a Preacher series headed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen so it will either be brilliant or utter shite.

    • Big Daddy D says:

      I disagree. bring it on! As long as it’s a good story with a strong plot..Reminds me of the bar Lorne had on Angel

  4. Wendy says:

    I’m so elated! My favorite graphic novel brought to the little screen? This is truly the golden age of TV! 😈

  5. Mitch says:

    LOL. Stupidest plot I’ve EVER heard.

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