DC Comics’ Lucifer could get a TV show

Could DC Vertigo’s Lucifer TV show make it to the screen before the Sandman movie?

He likes his damnation shaken, not stirred
He likes his damnation shaken, not stirred

DC Comics’ incarnation of Lucifer could be getting his own series after Fox announced it was pulling a pilot together.

The project is being handed over to Californication creator Tom Kapinos, and will become one of seven DC Comics TV projects currently in the works, or rumoured to be.

Lucifer, who also goes by the monikers The Morningstar, Lord Of Lies and Satan, appears primarily as a supporting character in The Sandman comic book series by Neil Gaiman. He also starred in his own spin-off comic written by Mike Carey, but there’s every possibility that the spin-off could make it onto the screen well before the long-mooted movie (estimated release December 2016) of the series that inspired it – which would be pretty funny.

According to Deadline, the pilot will meet Lucifer when, “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 opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux”.

Lucifer’s look was modelled after David Bowie, but that’s probably wishful thinking as far as casting is concerned. For now, enjoy the actual David Bowie playing a piano to help you envision what the pilot will probably look like.

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