‘Lucifer’: Fox Orders DC Comics Pilot with Jerry Bruckheimer & Len Wiseman Attached

Lucifer Fox Pilot Order

Fox has given a formal pilot order to “Lucifer,” based on the DC Comics character.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Len Wiseman are attached to the hourlong drama as exec producers, with Wiseman set to direct the pilot.

The project hailing from Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Aggressive Mediocrity and Warner Bros. TV follows Lucifer, the Lord of Hell, as he resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the “shimmering insanity” of L.A., where he helps the LAPD punish criminals.

Lucifer and the characters are inspired by those from DC’s Vertigo imprint comic, created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg.

Previously announced, “Californication’s” Tom Kapinos penned the pilot. He’ll serve as an exec producer, along with Bruckheimer, Littman (“CSI,” “The Amazing Race”) and Wiseman (“Sleepy Hollow,” “Underworld” franchise), plus KristieAnne Reed (“Hostages”) as co-exec producer.

“Lucifer” is one of many comic-inspired smallscreen adaptations currently in development. This pilot season, DC Comics’ “Supergirl,” starring Melissa Benoist, landed at CBS. On the Marvel front, “A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” starring Krysten Ritter, plus three other series including “Daredevil” are heading to Netflix, while “Dreadstar” from Jim Starlin is coming to TV via Universal Cable Productions and Benderspink.

Among DC’s other properties, “iZombie” bows March 17, joining “Arrow” and “The Flash” on the CW. “Gotham” was renewed for a second season over at Fox.

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  3. Phillip says:

    First mistake: Jerry Bruckheimer. Everything he touches is saccharin for the lowest common denominator.
    Second mistake: Len Wiseman. “Lets make a movie about werewolves and vampires who only fight in shootouts and wear black latex and leather and only vamp or pose to show off journeyman level “special effects” with tens of millions of dollars in budget.
    Third mistake: Letting either of these hacks within 1k yards of this property. I fully expect Lucifer to slowly turn away from the camera while removing his aviators and say “The devil made him do it…” cue Roger Daltrey.

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    Oh my god.

    Please don’t screw this up.

    Please don’t screw this up.

    Please, please please please please please don’t. screw. this. up.

    It’s ridiculous how important it is to me that the show doesn’t screw up Lucifer Morningstar. But I don’t care.

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