Lucifer is an odd man out in the world of television adaptations of comics, and not just due to his anti-hero status. While most adaptations air on either The CW or ABC, FOX heralds just two DC adaptations. According to Variety Online, the network recently renewed the show for a third season.
Lucifer Puts Down Roots in the City of Angels
The show follows the path of Satan/Lucifer Morningstar from hell to Los Angeles, where he buys a club and works with the LAPD. Yes–Satan is helping catch bad guys. FOX is also the home of DC’s Gotham, a dark drama which focuses on classic Batman villains. Both shows favor realism over the fantastic, focusing on plot and character development over spectacle and name-dropping.
Lucifer is currently on hiatus until May. However, its 9PM slot on Mondays has served it well. According to Variety, the program pulls almost nine million viewers each episode across all platforms. Since its premiere, numbers have held relatively steady and the show scores well with its core demographic: 18-49 year old viewers.
“Lucifer is one of those rare shows that starts strong out of the gate, and just keeps getting better and better…Tom, Lauren and the entire cast have really made these characters three-dimensional, and the production team — Jerry, Len, Jonathan, Joe and Ildy — is one of the best in the business.”–Fox Broadcasting entertainment president David Madden
Lucifer is based on characters from Vertigo/DC’s book of the same name (Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg). Cast includes Tom Ellis (Satan), Lauren German (Chloe Decker), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Mazikeen), D.B. Woodside (Amanadiel), Rachel Harris (Linda Martin), and Tricia Helfer (Charlotte). Production team includes Executive Producers Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson. Director Len Wiseman rounds out the regular creative crew.
FOX’s Lucifer airs Mondays at 9PM EST.