DC ‘Sandman’ Spinoff ‘Lucifer’ Eyes TV Pilot Order at FOX
DC's stranglehold on the TV superhero game got even tighter with last week's news that a 'Titans' series may fight crime on TNT, but the comic company's latest adaptation effort doesn't belong to the cape persuasion. Neil Gaiman 'Sandman' comic spinoff 'Lucifer' may fall into its own series on FOX, as the network adds a put pilot order to its ranks.
Per Deadline, 'Californication' creator/executive producer Tom Kapinos and Warner Bros. TV have put into development a series based on 'Lucifer,' the David Bowie-looking figure imagined in DC-Vertigo comic book series 'The Sandman.' Written and executive produced by Kapinos, the new series would follow the bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell as he resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the "gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles," opening an exclusive piano bar under the name "Lux."
The "put pilot" commitment essentially guarantees that we'll see a pilot episode airing on FOX at some point, if not an entire series order, lest the network pay a substantial fine to Warner Bros. Though not necessarily of the superhero ilk, 'Lucifer' joins current DC-WB TV properties as 'Arrow,' 'The Flash,' 'Gotham,' 'Constantine,' and likely 'Supergirl' and 'Titans' in the near future.
What do you think? Even without any connection to Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Sandman' necessarily, would you be interested to see 'Lucifer' on FOX TV?