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Warner Bros. is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to bringing DC Comics characters to the small screen, as Deadline is now reporting that Lucifer, a character who debuted in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and eventually got his own eponymous spin-off, has been given a pilot commitment at Fox.
Californication creator Tom Kapinos will write and produce the show, and if it gets picked up it will follow the titular Devil as he resigns his throne and abandons Hell in favor of the “gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.”
If picked up for series, Lucifer will join a handful of other DC Comics shows, including The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, and iZombie, NBC’s Constantine, and Fox’s Gotham, as well as in-development shows like Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler’s Supergirl, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Preacher at AMC, »
- James Garcia
Yet another television series is added to the DC slate as a Lucifer pilot enters production…
We really are amazed about the number of televisual plates DC is spinning at the moment with Arrow, The Flash, Constantine and Gotham all hitting our screens this autumn, as well as rumoured Titans and Supergirl series apparently entering development. We’re still sceptical about that last one though, having not heard anything through official means.
Now, we’ve received word that Fox is potentially housing a Lucifer series for DC, with a pilot episode currently being pulled together by Warner Bros.
Like Constantine, Lucifer comics are published under DC’s riskier Vertigo imprint. The DC version of Lucifer began life as a supporting character in The Sandman, but we wouldn’t expect to »
As more and more DC Comics heroes are beginning their march to TV, the publisher has an ace up its sleeve: the extensive gallery of offbeat, otherworldly, or supernatural titles under its Vertigo banner. While The Sandman movie is still moving forward slowly, it looks like a supporting character from the comic – Lucifer - will be hitting the small screen first in a solo adventure, with Fox laying claim to the pilot episode.
The news comes from Deadline, who claim that the pilot is being handled by none other than Tom Kapinos – creator, executive producer, and writer of Showtime’s Californication. On that basis alone, this project sounds like one which holds plenty of promise. Since the character was depicted ...
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- Andrew Dyce
Fox executives must be pretty happy with what they’ve seen from Gotham so far, because they’ve given a pilot commitment to the DC and Vertigo Comics character Lucifer. According to Deadline, Californication creator and executive producer Tom Kapinos will write and produce the show.
For those unfamiliar, Lucifer Morningstar was a supporting character in Neil Gaiman’s Vertigo comic The Sandman, and eventually got his own spin-off written by Mike Carey. Based on the Devil, Lucifer one day abandons his job of ruling over Hell and instead adventures to Earth, Heaven, and other realms. The television series will stick pretty closely to the comics, as Deadline describes the approach to the series as follows:
“[The 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 opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux. »
- James Garcia
We all know that superheroes are currently dominating cinemas and consistently breaking box office records, but with a number of Marvel projects on television and coming to Netflix as well as a variety of DC Comics shows kicking off this Autumn and in development, comic books really are are taking over!
Over the next few weeks, Constantine, Gotham and The Flash will all debut, while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Arrow return. Meanwhile, DC are also working on shows starring Supergirl and the Teen Titans.
Joining them now is Lucifer, a series which is being developed by Californication creator Tom Kapinos for Fox (which they have already given a put pilot order to). The character was a supporting player in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman which itself is currently being brought to the big screen by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
According to the site that broke the news, the show focusing on the character will pick up with Lucifer, »
- Josh Wilding
Warner Bros. TV is really bringing the comic book world to life.
Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Lucifer, based on the property from DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, EW has confirmed.
The one-hour drama stars—you guessed it—Lucifer, who resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous and shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.
Warner Bros. will have five primetime comic book series on air this season, including Arrow, »
- Natalie Abrams
Just one day after Fox held their New York premiere for the upcoming series Gotham, which debuts on Monday, September 22, the network has issued a put pilot commitment for another DC adaptation, Lucifer.
Californication creator Tom Kapinos is writing the pilot script, based on the Lucifer character who has appeared in Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics and has also had its own comic spin-off. The story follows the title character, who has grown bored from reigning as the Lord of Hell. He decides to abandon his post and head to Los Angeles, where he opens a piano bar dubbed Lux. The comic book character is inspired by John Milton's Paradise Lost. Mike Carey created the DC/Vertigo spin-off, which ran for 75 issues between 2000 and 2006.
A put pilot commitment almost guarantees that Fox will issue a series order, since the network will have to pay a significant penalty if the pilot episode doesn't air. »
Tom Kapinos ("Californication") will executive produce "Lucifer," based on the character who started off as a supporting player in Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" comics before top lining his own spinoff at DC Vertigo.
In the "Sandman" comics, which takes much of its influence of Hell from Milton's "Paradise Lost," the beautiful fallen angel Lucifer Morningstar grows tired of ruling Hell and gives up the throne to live out eternity on a beach in Western Australia.
The TV series will take its premise from the solo "Lucifer" spin-off comic series in which the fallen angel has now moved to the United States and is now running an exclusive piano bar called Lux in Los Angeles.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Fox is reportedly making a deal with the Devil.
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A drama based on DC Comics’ Lucifer has been given a put pilot commitment* at Fox, according to our sister site Deadline.
The potential series would find Lucifer — who appeared as a supporting character in DC’s Sandman series before landing his own spin-off — abandoning hell to open a swanky piano bar in Los Angeles called Lux.
Less than a week before Fox’s hotly-anticipated “Gotham” premieres, the network has given a put pilot commitment to another DC Comics-inspired property. “Lucifer,” based on the eponymous Vertigo comic of the same name, centers around the Lord of Hell after he grows bored and unhappy with the position, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.
The order is the latest in a slew of comicbook properties to hit the small screen; last week, it was revealed that TNT is in development on a “Titans” series based on the characters from DC’s “Teen Titans,” with Greg Berlanti also working on a proposed “Supergirl” reboot.
- Laura Prudom
Fox is going to hell. The networked nabbed one-hour drama “Lucifer” with a put pilot order. The DC Comics show comes from executive producer and writer Tom Kapinos, and will be produced by his Aggressive Mediocrity in association with Warner Bros. Television. Also read: ‘Red Band Society’ Stars Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable Tout Fox Show as Best Script of Pilot Season “Lucifer,” based on the characters from Vertigo, follows the bored and unhappy titular Lord of Hell. In the show, Lucifer resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called. »
- Tony Maglio
According to Deadline, Fox have given a pilot commitment to Lucifer, with Californication creator and executive producer Tom Kapinos attached to develop the project for DC Comics and Warner Bros. The character was a supporting player in Neil Gaiman's Sandman (which Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David S. Goyer are currently trying to bring to the big screen), but he would later get his own pretty popular spin-off. The site adds that the TV series which Kapinos is also writing, "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 opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux." This Fall will see Arrow, Constantine, The Flash and Gotham all on TV, with Supergirl and a Nightwing led Titans series also on the way. Lucifer's adventures have taken place on Earth, Heaven and in »
The sun set on Californication last night, after seven years of drug orgies and actual orgies. And finally, David Duchovny's character – the Bukowskian author Hank Moody, who took part in hilarious Dionysian fetes that would've made even Fellini wince – has gotten the bittersweet ending he deserved.
From his evolution as a well-intentioned screw-up, unwittingly entwined in an affair with a 16-year-old as he tried to win over his baby-mama Karen in Season One, to (spoiler) navigating a relationship with »
After seven seasons of charting the booze-soaked escapades of writer-cum-lothario Hank Moody (David Duchovny in a role he was born to play), Showtime’s Emmy Award-winning series “Californication” comes to its fruitful end, awash in the sunny promises of happily-ever-after and the power of the epistolary proclamation of love.
Hank and Karen are back together. Again. At least for now.
Surrounded by passengers on a plane bound for New York, as it readies for take-off, Hank declares his undying love for the beautiful and neurotic Karen (Natascha McElhone), his heart, his soul mate, the woman with whom he’s been enmeshed in an oft-maddening dance of ‘Will they? /Won’t they?’ since episode one.
“Our time in the sun has been a thing of absolute fucking beauty, »
- Malina Saval
Hey, "Californication" peeps. Unfortunately, we've just got some awful news for you guys. According to TV Guide, your favorite show is now out of commission for ever, and will not be doing a new season 8. Actually, the announcement that season 7 would be the last, took place back in December 2013. There wasn't any particular reason given other than they just felt like it was time for the storyline to wrap up. President of Showtime Entertainment ,David Nevins, had some nice words to say in a statement for the show's departure: "Tom Kapinos has carefully planned the final chapter of Hank's journey and has brought it to a beautiful and satisfying conclusion for new and long-time fans alike. With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, Californication has been one of our groundbreaking signature series. We will always be indebted to Tom Kapinos for leading the creative charge on this memorable comedy, »
This Sunday night, after seven memorable seasons, Hank Moody and his very distinctive Californication crew will say farewell. When the credits come up on that last episode of the popular Showtime series, it will also mark the end of one of the most authentically rock 'n’ roll shows to ever grace the screen according to Sex Pistols’ guitarist Steve Jones, an authority on the subject who has played Krull for the final two seasons. Jones credits Californication’s musical supremacy to the show’s creator, Tom Kapinos. Photos Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films “Tom has a good sense of the rock 'n’ roll
- Steve Baltin
After seven seasons of sexually transmitted comedy, Californication's vice-ridden writer Hank Moody is hanging up his black T-shirt (Sunday, June 29, 9:30/8:30c, Showtime). While Golden Globe—winning star David Duchovny admits "there's some sadness" to saying goodbye to the role, "I feel good. [Executive producer] Tom Kapinos did a great job pulling everything together."
Next month, Duchovny begins shooting NBC's Aquarius, playing a cop tracking Charles Manson, which marks the X-Files vet's return to creepy TV. "We'll be pushing the limit," he says. "It will be as dark as...
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- Damian Holbrook
Last night, Showtime released these 3,new,sneak peek/spoiler clips (below) for their upcoming "Californication" episode 2 of season 7, and they appear to be pretty interesting as Hank already wants out of his latest gig after just one day, and more. The episode is titled, "Julie." In the new episode 2, Hank’s first day in the Santa Monica Cop writer’s room is going to bring aggravation by his new co-workers. Hank will encounter a huge shocker during a visit to Levon’s apartment. Things will begin looking up for Charlie and Marcy when he meets Rath’s new assistant. Then Karen will get a major shocker at some point. Guest stars are going to feature: Michael Imperioli, Oliver Cooper, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Chris Titone, John Madison Tye ,and Heather Graham. The episode was written by Tom Kapinos, and it was directed by Adam Bernstein. Episode 2 is scheduled to air on Sunday night, »
Recently, Showtime revealed the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Californication" episode 2 of season 7. The episode is entitled, "Julie," and it sounds like things will get pretty dramatic and interesting as Hank ends up, getting intense with his co-workers, and more In the new, 2nd episode press release: Hank’s (David Duchovny) first day in the Santa Monica Cop writer’s room is going to bring aggravation by his new co-workers. Hank is going to get surprised during a visit to Levon’s (Oliver Cooper) apartment. Things will start looking up for Charlie (Evan Handler) and Marcy (Pamela Adlon) when he meets Rath’s (Michael Imperioli) new assistant (Tara Holt). Karen (Natascha McElhone) will get an unexpected surprise. Guest stars will feature: Michael Imperioli, Oliver Cooper, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Chris Titone, John Madison Tye ,and Heather Graham. The episode was written by Tom Kapinos, and it was directed by Adam Bernstein. »
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