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The Vertigo series focuses on Lucifer, who's bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell and resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the beauty of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals. Starring: Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, Lauren German as Chloe Dancer, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen, Kevin Alejandro as Dan and Rachael Harris as Linda. Lucifer “Manly Whatnots” airs next Monday 9/8c on Fox. Lucifer is published by Vertigo/DC Comics. »
The devil takes a break in the City Of Angels on Amazon Prime while the BBC’s romantic short film series returns for a second season on the iPlayer
Turns out the devil is actually all right. Slick going on slimy, but handsome, charming and, on the basis of this new Amazon original, essentially benign. Former Miranda star Tom Ellis lands the plum role of Lucifer Morningstar in this pleasingly daft romp based on a character in Neil Gaiman’s comic-book The Sandman. Lucifer is an immortal demon, bored of life as the Lord Of Hell and trying his luck in the glossily corrupt City Of Angels. His infernal past won’t let him go but, for now, he’s enjoying his self-created role as part time crimefighter and full-time ladykiller.
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- Phil Harrison & Gwilym Mumford
Eva Longoria may need to expand the guest list for her upcoming wedding, because Lucifer‘s Tom Ellis and James Corden both want to attend. The topic came up last night on The Late Late Show, on which both Longoria and Ellis were guests. After Corden congratulated the Telenovela star about her recent engagement, he then asked her a pretty important question: What would she like him to sing at the wedding? At first, Longoria suggested “La Bamba,” but Corden wasn’t very happy with that idea. “I was thinking something…you know…Celine Dion ‘My Heart Will Go On,'” Corden said. “Do you know what
- Chris King
Lately, I’ve been watching a show called Lucifer, where the Devil decides to leave Hell behind to take a vacation and own a nightclub in Los Angeles, and it intrigues me as it reminds me of some similarities between this show and others like The Mentalist, Castle and maybe a little bit of Sleepy Hollow given that they all have strong female characters who has to reign in the more eccentric and debonair male characters. That is, bailing them out of trouble when said male characters get themselves into sticky situations. I thoroughly enjoyed the banter between Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Detective Chole Decker
Common Ground: Lucifer, The Mentalist and Castle »
Lucifer is wasting a strong lead and plenty of potential by falling back on tired crime drama conventions...
This review contains spoilers.
1.2 Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil
They say that the devil is in the detail. See what I did there? Of course you did. Having watched episode 2 of Lucifer, you’ll be more than familiar with the self-referential style the show embraces. From the lead character’s cute quips (“it’s called a Devil’s Threesome for a reason”) to the soundtrack and even smart little visual gags such as the Apple of Temptation, Lucifer is all about making us aware of The Devil’s pervasiveness in the very heart of our world through throwaway pop culture punnery and clever iconography.
There’s no doubting that it’s clever… but does that make it wise? Finding ways to squeeze in references to ‘Old Scratch’ (his favourite handle, »
The Vertigo series focuses on Lucifer, who's bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell and resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the beauty of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals. Starring: Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, Lauren German as Chloe Dancer, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen, Kevin Alejandro as Dan and Rachael Harris as Linda. Lucifer “The Would-Be Prince of Darkness” airs next Monday 9/8c on Fox. Lucifer is published by Vertigo/DC Comics. »
It was revealed in Lucifer‘s pilot episode last Monday that Detective Chloe Dancer (Lauren German) not only had a famous actress as a mother but was also well-known herself for a nude scene she did in a terribly cheesy, R-rated comedy. However, we only got a taste of how fame has affected her life as a cop in that first episode; this week’s Lucifer will explore that part of Chloe’s life in a much more in-depth way, as shown in the video below. In the sneak peek, German and costar Tom Ellis discuss tonight’s all-new installment, titled “Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil,”
- Chris King
Lucifer has been a lead character on a handful of TV series over the years but the shows rarely last more than a season or two. How will Lucifer perform on Fox? Will the ratings be good or very bad? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
On the Lucifer TV show, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) has abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles. Charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, he's enjoying his retirement while owning a nightclub. His bliss is disturbed when a beautiful pop star is brutally murdered outside of his club. He starts to have feelings of compassion for the first time in billions of years and ends up helping a homicide detective (Lauren German). The rest of the cast includes Lesley-Ann Brandt, Kevin Alejandro, Rachael Harris, D. B. Woodside, and Scarlett Estevez.
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See Also: Four new character featurettes and promo for Lucifer
The series stars Tom Ellis (Rush) in the title role as 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. Co-starring alongside Ellis are Lauren German (Chicago Fire) as Chloe Dancer, an Lapd homicide detective who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer; Lesley-Ann Brandt (Spartacus) as Lucifer’s best friend Maze, a fierce demon who takes the form of a human woman; Nicholas Gonzalez (Sleepy Hollow) as Dan, an Lapd homicide detective wary of Lucifer; D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, an angel sent to L. »
- Amie Cranswick
One night after getting sampled by more than 16 million viewers in its return to Fox for the first time in 14 years, sci-fi drama “The X-Files” debuted in its regular Monday timeslot and stood as the evening’s top-rated program in the key 18-49 demo. It also helped provide a nice lead-in to new drama “Lucifer,” which debuted with promising numbers despite tough competition that included ABC’s hot “The Bachelor” and the night’s most-watched show overall, CBS drama “Scorpion.”
According to preliminary estimates from Nielsen, “The X-Files” led off the night for Fox with a 3.2 rating/10 share in adults 18-49 and 9.7 million viewers overall. While it was down sharply as expected from its special Sunday premiere (6.1 in 18-49, 16.2 million viewers overall), which followed a highly rated NFL playoff game, the drama revival dominated its hour and the night. (Sunday’s “X-Files” return, by the way, is the television season’s No. »
- Rick Kissell
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: January 25, 2016 -- present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
This horror black comedy series is based on the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint. It's the story of the original fallen angel -- Lucifer.
Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) has abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles. There, he owns an upscale nightclub named Lux. Charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, Lucifer is enjoying his retirement, indulging in a few of his favorite things -- wine, women and song.
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If you had a single shred of doubt that Fox’s Lucifer is indeed about the Devil himself, not to worry: Monday’s series premiere runneth over with religious jokes and hellish puns.
Take, for example, Det. Chloe Dancer’s reaction when she’s introduced to Lucifer Morningstar: “Is that a stage name or something?,” to which the titular Lord of Hell replies, “God-given, I’m afraid.” (Ba-dum-chh.)
His license plate reads FALLIN1. Any reference to God elicits the response, “Wrong deity, but…” Plus, when he looks in the mirror, a grotesque red face is staring back at him. So, »
The Vertigo series focuses on Lucifer, who's bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell and resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the beauty of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals. Starring: Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, Lauren German as Chloe Dancer, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen, Kevin Alejandro as Dan and Rachael Harris as Linda. Lucifer “Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil.” airs next Monday 9/8c on Fox. Lucifer is published by Vertigo/DC Comics. »
Three episodes were provided prior to broadcast.
If you’re like me, you meet every announcement of a comic book-based television adaptation with simultaneous excitement and dread. Excitement, because if nothing else these “superhero” shows produce a modicum of fun action beats that their somewhat leaden stories may catch up with over time (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., for example). Then you might feel dread, because honestly we’re only human and can fit just so many hours of TV into our week. The hero of Fox’s aggressively loose adaptation of The Sandman spinoff comic series Lucifer isn’t human, and his show – remember I say this with that same mix of happiness and misfortune – is definitely not worth your time. Okay, it’s mostly happiness.
- Mitchel Broussard
“I didn’t leave Hell just to step into another one,” huffs Fox’s newest crime solver Lucifer, complaining about being called in to investigate the murder of a security guard who’s neither interesting nor handsome.
Yet while series star Tom Ellis (Rush) infuses the devil with enough roguish charm to leave the audience more amused than aghast at such naughty one-liners, the unfortunate fact remains that the case-of-the-week aspects of Lucifer sometimes feel a bit like torture.
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Fox’s “Lucifer” premieres on January 25 after the timeslot debut of “The X-Files,” and the comic book-inspired drama aims to present a devil less interested in fire and brimstone and more concerned with humanity’s foibles — and their taste in music.
Based on the DC Comics character who first appeared in Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” series (and later earned his own ongoing spinoff comic written by Mike Carey), the live-action iteration of Lucifer Morningstar is portrayed by Welsh actor Tom Ellis, who recently told Variety that he strove to make the character as grounded as possible.
“I didn’t want to make him arch in any way. I just felt like the more human I could make him, the more accessible it would be to people as well,” he noted. “That was made easier by the fact that it’s so funny with his witticisms, and his take on life »
- Laura Prudom
Tom Ellis is not the devil, but he totally plays him on TV. The star of Fox's new drama, Lucifer, plays the fallen angel and Lord of Hell who decides to leave the heat of Hades for the Los Angeles sunshine—and in real life, four of his family members are clergymen and women. The actor and costar Lauren German, who plays Lapd homicide detective Chole Dancer, spoke to E! News' Kristin Dos Santos about their new series—and how Ellis' family feels about the show. Lucifer follows the devil himself as he opens a nightclub and becomes a consultant for Lapd, utilizing his ability to compel people to expose their hidden desires and reveal their sins. Ellis' dad, uncle, sister and brother-in-law »
Let's talk some more about adaptations. A couple of weeks ago, I noted that AMC's "Preacher" will make some pretty big deviations from the beloved comic book on which it's based, but noted that the most faithful adaptation of a story isn't necessarily the best adaptation. If you can capture the spirit of the original, or take a few ideas from the original while doing something new but interesting, that's okay, too. Tonight sees the official debut of a pair of literary adaptations: "Lucifer" on Fox, based on a long-running DC/Vertigo comic series where Satan has abdicated his throne in Hell to explore other interests(*); and "The Magicians" on Syfy, based on Lev Grossman's trio of novels about the students (and, later, alums) of a magical university in upstate New York. (*) The idea, and this version of the character, was introduced in Neil Gaiman's "Sandman," while Mike Carey »
- Alan Sepinwall
Charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, Lucifer is enjoying his retirement when a violent attack on someone he knows shakes him to the core, forcing him to consider whether some deep-buried compassion might be about to surface. As the story of what happened that night unfolds, Lucifer is compelled to work with Lapd homicide detective Chloe Dancer (Lauren German, Chicago Fire) who, despite being immune to his irresistible charms, is intrigued by Lucifer’s talent for drawing out people’s secrets. More used to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness and an uneasy partnership of sorts emerges. Meanwhile, God’s emissary on Earth, the angel Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside, Suits), has been sent to L. »
- Gary Collinson
This review contains spoilers.
Whilst Tom Ellis’ Lucifer Morningstar cruised insouciantly through the midnight L.A. streets in the show’s opening scene, the devil’s own rock’n’roll blaring from his open-topped sports car as he toyed with the tawdry whims of the earth-bound set, it was difficult not to notice the clear visual and thematic links with the closing moments of Interview With A Vampire: Tom Cruise’s resurgent Lestat drives into the night, laughing diabolically, already ensnaring mortals with his dark gifts. Sure, San Franciso’s Golden Gate Bridge may have been substituted for the star-studded sidewalks of Hollywood; the sleek lines of the Mustang may have been replaced by those of a Corvette; even the music may have changed in name »
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