‘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, derived from Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series, now have a greenlight. Not only that, but Jerry Bruckheimer and Len Wiseman have been added to the talent pool bringing Lucifer to the screen.
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 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 conceived for the DC-Vertigo comic book series The Sandman; the fallen angel went on to open an exclusive LA piano bar named “Lux” in his own solo series by Mike Carey, Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly. (The Hollywood Reporter wrongly attributes the comic book Lucifer's origin to a Jimmy Olsen comic that we wrote about here. Different guy, Hollywood Reporter.) As you might expect, the TV show won’t have any connection to Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s take on Sandman, which itself hasn’t moved much further in recent months.