Last September we learned that “Californication” creator/executive producer Tom Kapinos had a pilot in the works for an adaptation of the comic Lucifer, based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint; and now, after some lengthy negotiations, Fox and Warner Bros. TV have completed a deal for WBTV-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Len Wiseman (Underworld franchise, “Sleepy Hollow”) to join the project.
Per Deadline, Wiseman will direct the “Lucifer” pilot and executive produce alongside Kapinos, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Jonathan Littman. KristieAnne Reed co-executive produces. Warner Bros TV is producing with Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Kapinos’ Aggressive Mediocrity.
The TV series centers on Lucifer who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals. This is a slight change from the original synopsis, which had Lucifer heading to LA to open an exclusive piano bar called Lux with no police work involved.
Stay tuned for more as it comes.