According to Deadline, the DC Comics Imprint Vertigo television series Lucifer may get a series order over at FOX as a the last-minute pick up, which will mark the second time a Warner Bros. television series has managed to do this at FOX, the previous one was the JJ Abrams series Alcatraz.
If Lucifer get picked up this will be the second television series FOX will air based on a Vertigo/DC property, Gotham being the other one.
Little has truly came out from the Lucifer’s production, but this what we do know about the series.
While the comic saw Lucifer interact with police, it wasn’t the focus of the comic. And this is. It’s another “police need an expert consultant” series, following everything from Sherlock Holmes to Numb3rs.
The twist to the Lucifer/Chloe relationship is that she appears to be the only woman who is not attracted to Lucifer in some way, indeed his very presence gives her the heebies. And he seems to see that as a fascinating challenge. We get the kind of Moonlighting relationship without the inevitable and show-destroying sex.
What Lucifer also gives us is a lot of talk. This is, to some extent natural, Lucifer is portrayed as a lover not a fighter, and a man who uses words to get people to do what he wants. However, as a result amongst the monologues pretending to be dialogues, there’s a lot of “tell” and not a lot of “show”. To have a chance of succeeding they’ll need to cast a loquacious non-violent alpha male. Basically they need Russell Brand.
The one-hour drama comes from executive producer and writer Tom Kapinos, and will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Kapinos’ Aggressive Mediocrity, in association with Warner Bros. Television.