We’re in the Halloween season, which is the perfect time for a new show about the devil to premiere. But that’s not actually what’s happening, as the upcoming Fox comic adaptation Lucifer isn’t going to hit the airwaves until next year. Missed opportunity. Still, Fox is celebrating by releasing two new promos for the show. Check out the first heat-filled one below.
If you’re going to be one of the cockiest characters on TV – I’m sorry, one of the most “confident” ones – then it probably helps if you’re the immortal ex-ruler of Hell. But for all the bad rap that Satan gets, this version of Lucifer is much more of a charmer than an evil douchebag. I mean, he does have the power to make people say their unedited desires, and he does break up a wedding with that specific power. But that was obviously a match made in something other than heaven, am I right?
The trailer doesn’t do a very good job of laying out the plotline, which is vastly different from the Vertigo comic character created by Neil Gaiman. In the show, Tom Ellis’ Lucifer Morningstar gets bored with running Hell and decides to take up residence in Los Angeles, where he opens up a nightclub called Lux. When someone dies around his club, he looks into the case, which soon gets him paired up with Lauren German’s Chloe Dancer, an LAPD detective who initially has little interest with having such a persuasive partner, but she learns to deal with it. The show also stars Lesley-Ann Brandt as Lucifer’s spirit ally Maze and D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, the angel that is on Lucifer’s ass to convince him to go back to Hell. It turns out when no one is there to rule it, things get pretty messy.
In the other new promo below, you’ll see just how Lucifer’s powers make people feel, from his therapist Linda (Rachael Harris) to a random cop. There’s also a nice little holiday message in there, too.
Having seen the Lucifer pilot at Comic-Con earlier this year, I can safely say the show is quite wickedly amusing, and promises to be even more so as the season progresses. It was one of several early pilots that were leaked online , but it’s obviously always better to wait until the aired version to confirm everything is in its finished form.
Joining Gotham in Fox’s darker DC fare, Lucifer will debut in the early part of 2016.