Lucifer: First Look - Undead Monday

Posted by The Daily Zombies Monday, May 11, 2015

As much as you dread the prospects of a television crime procedural adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Lucifer Morningstar, you get to have a first taste of how Fox's LAPD's latest DIABOLICAL consultant is like in this First Look at the TV series set to premiere in 2016. 

Indeed, like many other self-respecting fans of either Neil Gaiman's original Sandman series or Mike Carey' spin-off series based on the very same depiction of the character, we here at The Daily Zombies are particular perturbed at the prospects of a television crime procedural take of one of our favourite depiction of The Devil himself ever. 

But here we are, on this Undead Monday, with our first real glimpse at the upcoming TV series from Fox as Tom Ellis take on the impeccable role of Lucifer Morningstar. Like so many other actors before him from Al Pacino to Robert DeNiro to Elizabeth Hurley, can Ellis capture the effortless charisma of The Devil? Well, he certainly looked good in this one but we still have all our undead fingers all crossed with this one. Check it out yourself for a good look.

Here's the official synopsis for the new series:

The Devil has come to Los Angeles…Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, LUCIFER is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR (Tom Ellis, “Merlin”) has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub. Charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, Lucifer is enjoying his retirement, indulging in a few of his favorite things – wine, women and song – when a beautiful pop star is brutally murdered outside of Lux. For the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him as a result of this murder. Compassion? Sympathy? The very thought disturbs him – as well as his best friend and confidante, MAZIKEEN aka MAZE (Lesley-Ann Brandt, “The Librarians”), a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman. The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective CHLOE DANCER (Lauren German, “Chicago Fire”), who initially is dismissive of Lucifer. But she becomes intrigued by his talent for drawing out people’s secrets and his desire to dispense justice, doling out punishment to those who deserve it. As they work together to solve the pop star’s murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness. Accustomed to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, Lucifer is intrigued by Chloe’s apparent purity and begins to wonder if there’s hope for his own soul yet. At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel AMENADIEL (DB Woodside, “Suits,” “24”), has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to the underworld…can the Devil incarnate be tempted toward the side of Good, or will his original calling pull him back toward Evil?

Lucifer is currently scheduled to premiere on Fox in 2016. 


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