FOX’s DC ‘Lucifer’ Gets Pilot Order, Jerry Bruckheimer and Len Wiseman to Produce
The DC foothold on TV isn’t losing traction anytime soon, as now that CBS Supergirl has her pilot marching orders, so too does FOX’s Lucifer series have a greenlight, deriving from Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series. Not only that, but Jerry Bruckheimer and Len Wiseman have been added to the talent pool bringing Lucifer to light.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Bruckheimer and Sleepy Hollow EP Wiseman will executive produce the pilot adaptation (with Wiseman directing) under writer Tom Kapinos (Californication), which follows the follow the bored and unhappy Lord of Hell as he resigns the throne and abandons his kingdom for the “gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles,” helping the LAPD fight crime, as one does in TV
The David Bowie-styled Lucifer was originally imagined in DC-Vertigo comic book series The Sandman, where the fallen angel instead opened an exclusive LA-set piano bar named “Lux.” As you might expect, the project won’t have any actual connection to Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s take on the Sandman character, which itself hasn’t moved much further in recent months.