Lucifer

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Neil Gaiman Comments On One Million Moms Boycott Of Lucifer TV Series

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WB, DC and Fox are launching the new Lucifer TV series next year.

Now with the recent release of the trailer and synopsis, a controversy has ensued.

As the show is about Lucifer potentially being a good guy, “One Million Moms” have stepped in to start a petition to get Fox to cancel the show.

The petition presently has just over 11,000 signatures.

Now the petition has caught the eye of Neil Gaiman, who is known for writing Sandman where the Lucifer character debuted. Gaiman offers “One Million Moms” had similar issues with Sandman, but obviously that didn’t work out.

Ah. It seems like only yesterday (but it was 1991) that the “Concerned Mothers of America” announced that they were boycotting SANDMAN because it contained Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans characters. It was Wanda that upset them most: the idea of a Trans Woman in a comic book… They told us they were organising a boycott of SANDMAN, which they would only stop if we wrote to the American Family Association and promised to reform.

I wonder if they noticed it didn’t work last time, either…

Regarding Lucifer, from the synopsis below, it seems as if the Lord of Hell may be seeking redemption. It’s assumed “One Million Moms” must not believe in forgiveness?

Lucifer premiers on Fox in 2016.

Synopsis:

The Devil has come to Los Angeles…

Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, LUCIFER is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR (Tom Ellis, “Merlin”) has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub.

Charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, Lucifer is enjoying his retirement, indulging in a few of his favorite things – wine, women and song – when a beautiful pop star is brutally murdered outside of Lux. For the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him as a result of this murder. Compassion? Sympathy? The very thought disturbs him – as well as his best friend and confidante, MAZIKEEN aka MAZE (Lesley-Ann Brandt, “The Librarians”), a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman.

The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective CHLOE DANCER (Lauren German, “Chicago Fire”), who initially is dismissive of Lucifer. But she becomes intrigued by his talent for drawing out people’s secrets and his desire to dispense justice, doling out punishment to those who deserve it. As they work together to solve the pop star’s murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness. Accustomed to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, Lucifer is intrigued by Chloe’s apparent purity and begins to wonder if there’s hope for his own soul yet.

At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel AMENADIEL (DB Woodside, “Suits,” “24”), has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to the underworld…can the Devil incarnate be tempted toward the side of Good, or will his original calling pull him back toward Evil? 

Lucifer Trailer:

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Watch: FOX Lucifer Trailer

Check out the trailer for the new DC Comics/Veritgo series coming to FOX with Lucifer.

Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, The original fallen angel, Lucifer Morningstar has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub.

The series is coming 2016.

Synopsis:

The Devil has come to Los Angeles…

Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, LUCIFER is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR (Tom Ellis, “Merlin”) has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub.

Charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, Lucifer is enjoying his retirement, indulging in a few of his favorite things – wine, women and song – when a beautiful pop star is brutally murdered outside of Lux. For the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him as a result of this murder. Compassion? Sympathy? The very thought disturbs him – as well as his best friend and confidante, MAZIKEEN aka MAZE (Lesley-Ann Brandt, “The Librarians”), a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman.

The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective CHLOE DANCER (Lauren German, “Chicago Fire”), who initially is dismissive of Lucifer. But she becomes intrigued by his talent for drawing out people’s secrets and his desire to dispense justice, doling out punishment to those who deserve it. As they work together to solve the pop star’s murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness. Accustomed to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, Lucifer is intrigued by Chloe’s apparent purity and begins to wonder if there’s hope for his own soul yet.

At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel AMENADIEL (DB Woodside, “Suits,” “24”), has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to the underworld…can the Devil incarnate be tempted toward the side of Good, or will his original calling pull him back toward Evil? 

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Lucifer, Minority Report & Frankenstein Code Coming To FOX

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Add one more DC series to the ever-growing TV slate as FOX has added an adaptation of the Vertigo comic Lucifer.

FOX has also added a series based on the Tom Cruise movie Minority Report and a Frankenstein adaptation with Frankenstein Code.

Check out info and first look images below.

 

LUCIFER

Lucifer is described as: Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals. The series stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer, Lauren German as Det. Chloe Dancer, Rachael Harris as Kim Martin, DB Woodside as Amenadiel, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Maze, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dan, and Scarlett Estevez as Trixie.

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MINORITY REPORT

Minority Report, based on the 2002 film, takes place ten years after the end of Pre-crime in DC, one of the three Pre-cogs struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions of the future, when he meets a detective who just may help him find a purpose to his gift. The series stars Meagan Good as Vega, Stark Sands as Dash/Arthur, Wilmer Valderrama as Will Blake, Daniel London as Wally, Laura Regan as Agatha, Li Jun Li as Akeela and Zhane Hall as Rico. 

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FRANKENSTEIN CODE

Frankenstein Code is about: Jimmy Pritchard, a morally corrupt retired cop, is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Pritchard will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose. The series stars Rob Kazinsky as Jimmy Pritchard, Dilshad Vadsaria as Mary, Adhir Kalyan as Otto, Tim DeKay as Duval Pritchard and Ciara Bravo as Gracie Pritchard.

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Tom Ellis Cast As Lucifer For DC TV Series

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Tom Ellis has been cast as titular character in DC’s Lucifer TV series.

Ellis will play the Lord Of Hell who resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom after becoming bored only to reside in Los Angeles where he helps the LAPD punish criminals.

Ellis, an English actor, is known for Miranda, Rush and Merlin.

Tom Kapinos (Californication) is writing the script and executive producing, with Len Wiseman executive producing and directing the pilot.

Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman will also executive produce.

Lucifer has been involved in the DC Comic since 1962, was featured in Neil Gaiman’s popular Sandman series and featured in the Vertigo comic book series for 75 issues.

In the comics, Lucifer ran a piano bar.

Lucifer is set to air on FOX.

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WB Moving Forward With DC Comics Lucifer TV Series

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Warner Bros. is moving forward with another DC Comics property adapted for television with Lucifer, which is slated for Fox.

It’s reported that Fox has ordered a pilot for Luciifer, a character that was featured in the Sandman Vertigo comic book as well as a spinoff comic book series.

Californication creator and executive producer Tom Kapinos is behind the project with WB TV.

Lucifer’s appearance in the Neil Gaiman Sandman comic series saw the rebellious Angel get bored with Hell and take up residence in Australia and Los Angeles.

In the solo series that followed by Mike Carey, Lucifer ran a piano bar in Los Angeles called “Lux.”

David Bowie was the inspiration behind the look of the character.

In addition to Lucifer, WB TV is also developing series for Supergirl and Nightwing/Teen Titans.