Lucifer is an American fantasy police procedural drama television series developed by Tom Kapinos that premiered on Fox on January 25, 2016 to May 28, 2018 and it will moved to Netflix by 2018/19. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic book series The Sandman, who later became the protagonist of the spin-off comic book series Lucifer written by Mike Carey, both published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint.
Backstage of the Serie Edit
Development and casting Edit
In September 2014, it was reported that DC and Fox were developing a television series based on the Sandman character Lucifer, as originally written by Neil Gaiman. In February 2015, it was announced that Tom Ellis had been cast as Lucifer Morningstar, and that Tom Kapinoswould write the pilot, to be directed by Len Wiseman. Lina Esco was originally cast as Maze (Mazikeen), however, the role was later recast with Lesley-Ann Brandt. Nicholas Gonzalez portrayed Dan in the pilot episode. The series is a "loose adaption" of the original comic-book.
In May 2015, the series was officially picked up for 13 episodes for the 2015–16 season. Fox then hired Almost Human alum Joe Henderson as showrunner, with Kapinos remaining on the series in a lesser capacity.
In June 2016, it was announced that Tricia Helfer had been cast as Lucifer and Amenadiel's mother, Charlotte, and that she was to appear in multiple episodes in season 2. The character was promoted to series regular in July 2016. Aimee Garcia had also been cast as a regular in season 2, playing L.A.P.D.'s forensic scientist Ella Lopez.
In August 2016, executive producer Ildy Modrovich announced the casting of Michael Imperioli as the angel Uriel, Amenadiel and Lucifer's younger brother with "a chip on his shoulder".
Filming locations Edit
Although the pilot was shot on location in Los Angeles, the rest of the first season and the entirety of the second were filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a relocation to California beginning with the third season, taking advantage of tax incentives provided by the California Film Commission under its "Program 2.0" initiative.
The opening theme is a six-second clip from "Being Evil Has a Price", performed by the band Heavy Young Heathens. In a lawsuit filed against Warner Bros., the song's composers, Robert and Aron Marderosian, claim the song has been used without giving them proper credit or a licensing agreement.
Several episodes include musical performances by Tom Ellis, although he has stated in interviews that while it is his vocals, the piano accompaniment seen on screen is not actually him. Neil Gaiman is a fan of David Bowie, and some of Bowie's music has been used on the show.
Summaries of the Series Edit
Season 1 Edit
Tired of being the "Lord of the underworld", Lucifer Morningstar leaves his kingdom and goes to Los Angeles where he owns a nightclub called "Lux". Lucifer received the Power to compel people to reveal their deepest desires. One night, Lucifer attends the murder of a pop singer in front of his club. He decides to go in search of the culprit and meets on his way a policewoman named Chloe Decker, who resists his donation and puts a spoke in the wheels. As Chloe Decker and Lucifer Morningstar team up to find the murderer, God sends the angel Amenadiel to Earth to convince Lucifer to reign over Hell.
Season 2 Edit
Lucifer Morningstar is distracted by his mother's escape from hell, while he and Chloe investigate the murder of a substitute actress. He believes that his mother is committing murders throughout the city but in reality she is looking for him. Meanwhile, Chloe's faith in Lucifer is tested by the new medical examiner who arrives at the Police Department: Ella Lopez. In addition, Amenadiel hopes to curb the wild side of Lucifer, as they both deal with the absence of Mazikeen.
Season 3 Edit
After waking up in the Desert, Lucifer realizes that his wings are back in his back. Lucifer investigates and tries at all costs to find out who was able to remove him and who could have made his wings. A track is already announced: The Sinnerman (The sinner) could be the one who kidnapped Lucifer and gave him his wings, Lucifer will do everything to find out. On the other hand, the Police Department must now work with a newly transferred lieutenant: Marcus Pierce.