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Lucifer: Tom Ellis cast as lead in comic book pilot

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Comic book adaptation Lucifer has found its leading man – EastEnders, Doctor Who and Miranda star Tom Ellis

Adding another name to the long list of British actors who have headed to Hollywood to portray American comic book characters, Welsh actor Tom Ellis has now been cast in Fox’s Lucifer pilot, as you may have heard over the weekend.

Depending on your tastes in television, there are many roles you could recognise Tom Ellis from. He landed a small but significant role as Thomas Milligan in Doctor Who’s Last Of The Time Lords, a 29-episode stint as Dr. Oliver in EastEnders and a series regular role as Gary in BBC comedy Miranda. To our cousins across the pond, he might be better known as William P. Rush in the medical-themed TV drama Rush.

He will take the title role in Lucifer, based on Mike Carey and Peter Gross’ comic of the same name, »

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Tom Ellis Lands Leading Role In Fox’s Lucifer Pilot

27 February 2015 12:49 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fox’s Lucifer pilot has bagged its horned antihero in the shape of Welsh actor, Tom Ellis. Known for his extensive television work in the UK, Ellis made waves in a variety of popular British shows including No Angels, Merlin, Rush and Miranda. He will soon be packing his bags for the sunny climes of Los Angeles as he prepares for his latest small screen performance as king of hell, Lucifer Morningstar.

Late last year, when the show was granted an initial pilot commitment, it was expected that it would stick closely to the comic series. Created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith and Mike Dringenberg, the original DC Comics-run 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.”

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DC's 'Lucifer' TV Show Casts Tom Ellis as the Lead

27 February 2015 11:16 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one week after Fox issued a pilot order for their DC Comics adaptation Lucifer, Tom Ellis has signed on to play the title character. The pilot is based on DC Comics characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. Lucifer first appeared in several issues of Neil Gaiman's beloved comic Sandman, before getting his own comic series written by Mike Carey.

The show centers on the Lord of Hell (Tom Ellis), who grows bored of reigning over the underworld. He decides to abandon his post and head to Los Angeles, where he helps the Lapd punish criminals. An earlier version of the pilot still had Lucifer coming to L.A., but instead he opens a piano bar entitled Lux. That aspect of the story will not be used in this new version of the pilot.

Californication creator Tom Kapinos wrote the pilot script, and he will »

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Tom Ellis cast as Lucifer in Fox’s DC TV pilot

27 February 2015 11:06 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox and DC Entertainment have today swelled the DC Universe further by announcing that Welsh actor Tom Ellis (Rush, Once Upon a Time) has been cast in Lucifer, the new television show based on the DC / Vertigo Comics character.

Inspired by the character who first appeared in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman,  Lucifer was the main protagonist in his own 75-issue solo series between 2000 and 2006. In the new show, “bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, [Lucifer] 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.”

Director Len Wiseman (Underworld, TV’s Sleepy Hollow) will direct the pilot episode, with legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Con Air, Top Gun) on board as executive producer. Tom Kapinos (Californication) has adapted and written the pilot.

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Tom Ellis Cast as Fox’s ‘Lucifer’

27 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tom Ellis has been cast as the titular character in Fox’s “Lucifer” pilot, based on the Vertigo/DC Comics property of the same name.

In the pilot, after growing bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer 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.

The project was written by “Californication’s” Tom Kapinos, who serves as an exec producer alongside Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Len Wiseman. The pilot hails from Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Aggressive Mediocrity and Warner Bros. TV, with Wiseman set to direct. The character originated in Vertigo’s “Sandman” comics created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, before spinning off into his own series written by Mike Carey.

Lucifer” is the latest in a slew of comic book properties coming to the smallscreen next season, »

- Laura Prudom

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Pilot Scoop: Once Alum Tom Ellis Lands Satanic Title Role in Fox's Lucifer

27 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Tom Ellis is raising a little hell this pilot season, landing the title role in Fox’s devilish DC Comics drama Lucifer, TVLine has learned.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

In Lucifer, the Welsh actor — best known stateside for his role as Once Upon a Time’s first Robin Hood and as the star of USA Network’s short-lived medical series Rush — will play the Lord of Hell, who abdicates his throne and kingdom to make camp in Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals. »

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Pilot News: Walking Dead Alum Sees Dead People on CW Drama

25 February 2015 8:05 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Fresh off gnawing on Bob’s leg, Andrew J. West is sinking his teeth into the lead role on The CW’s Dead People pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Penned by Californication creator Tom Kapinos and produced by J.J. AbramsBad Robot, the project follows a down-on-his-luck, semi-alcoholic but roguishly charming cab driver who, after a near-death experience, suddenly has the ability to interact with ghosts, including the late ex-wife he has never gotten over.

RelatedPilots: The CW Adds Cheerleader Death Squad, From Marc Cherry »

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Andrew J. West To Play The Lead In CW Pilot ‘Dead People’ From Bad Robot

25 February 2015 7:11 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Coming off a stint on blockbuster AMC drama The Walking Dead, Andrew J. West has landed the lead in another genre project with “dead” in the title: the CW pilot Dead People, from J.J. AbramsBad Robot and Warner Bros. TV. Written/executive produced by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, Dead People centers on Floyd (West), down-on-his-luck, semi-alcoholic but roguishly charming cab driver. After a near-death experience when he is pronounced dead following an accident… »

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Pilot News: Lost's Maggie Grace Boards CBS Medical Drama Code Black

24 February 2015 4:01 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Maggie Grace has booked her next major TV role, joining CBS’ medical drama pilot Code Black, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Based on the festival award-winning Ryan McGarry documentary, Code Black is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation — L.A. County Hospital — where the extraordinary staff confronts a broken system in order to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.

Grace is playing ER residency director Leanne, described as “a force of nature and a force to be reckoned with. »

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Tea Leoni Talks Aging in Hollywood, Says Sometimes She Wants To "Throttle" David Duchovny!

24 February 2015 2:45 PM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Tea Leoni's stronger than ever these days! The actress covers the March issue of More magazine, where she opens up about aging in Hollywood, her relationship with ex David Duchovny and learning to let go of her "fears." While we think the 48-year-old looks amazing, Tea says she's struggled with the idea of getting older ... especially when it comes to her career. "[Brett] Ratner (her director on the 2000 film 'The Family Man')—whom I really like, by the way—was going around telling people that despite my age, I was ‘still doable.’ I think I was 34 then. And he was something like 28. I asked myself, 'Do I still care about that?' And at that time, I did. I felt that pressure to be 'doable.' It was the meanest thought I’d had for myself in a long time," she tells the mag. Today, the blonde beauty »

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The Week in Spandex – Aquaman, Suicide Squad, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse and more

21 February 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Aquaman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Gotham, Lucifer, Constantine, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Assemble, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Powers and more…

After a big couple of weeks of Marvel news, DC fans got something to smile about this week as Zack Snyder delivered our first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in next year’s DC ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (and of course the subsequent Justice League and 2018 solo movies). The promotional image came with the caption “Unite the Seven”, so could that mean we can look forward to another six promo shots of the rest of the Justice League? »

- Gary Collinson

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DC and Vertigo comic Lucifer nabs pilot order at Fox

19 February 2015 12:01 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In September Fox granted Neil Gaiman’s DC and Vertigo comic Lucifer a pilot commitment, and have now made good on that promise and granted the series a pilot order following “a prolonged deal-making process,” according to THR.

Spearheaded by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, the show centers on the titular Lord of Hell, who grows bored and unhappy at his post and abandons his fiery kingdom to open a piano bar in Los Angeles and “get his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals.”

Kapinos will pen the pilot script, and the episode will be directed and co-produced by Sleepy Hollow‘s Len Wiseman. Jerry Bruckheimer, Kristie Anne Reed and CSI‘s Jonathan Littman will produce as well.

Lucifer marks one of several DC Comics shows currently in development. Supergirl is currently taking shape at CBS, an Arrow spinoff featuring Brandon Routh’s Atom is in development at the CW, a »

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DC Comics Series Lucifer Lands Pilot Order At Fox

19 February 2015 11:19 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Back in September, we reported that DC and Vertigo comics character Lucifer had been granted a pilot commitment at Fox. Now, the studio has followed through on that commitment and given the series a pilot order.

While still not a guarantee that Lucifer will survive pilot season, this is a great step forward for fans of the character, who was created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. Spearheaded by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, the series will center on the titular devil who, “bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom,” and opts instead to open an exclusive piano bar in Los Angeles.

Mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer has now come on board the series, along with CSI and The Amazing Race producer Jonathan LittmanSleepy Hollow‘s Len Wiseman will co-produce as well, and will step behind the camera to direct the pilot episode. »

- James Garcia

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Len Wiseman Set to Direct Lucifer Pilot for Fox

19 February 2015 10:13 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

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;… Continue Reading →

The post Len Wiseman Set to Direct Lucifer Pilot for Fox appeared first on Dread Central. »

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DC Comics' Lucifer Gets Full Pilot Order at Fox, Tweaked Premise

19 February 2015 10:11 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A drama project based on the DC Comics imprint Vertigo’s Lucifer series has received a formal pilot order at Fox — as well as a tweak to its concept.

Previously, the project had a “put” pilot commitment from the network, incurring financial penalties had it died on the vine.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Penned by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, who will exec-produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Sleepy Hollow Ep Len Wiseman (also the pilot’s director), Lucifer now will follow the Lord of Hell as he abdicates his »

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Fox and DC's 'Lucifer' Pilot Gets 'Underworld' Director

19 February 2015 10:09 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Several months after Fox issued a put pilot commitment for an adaptation of the DC Comics property Lucifer, the network has issued an official pilot order, after lengthy negotiations between the network and Warner Bros. Television. Len Wiseman (Underworld) has signed on to direct the pilot episode, with Jerry Bruckheimer serving as an executive producer.

Californication creator Tom Kapinos wrote the pilot script, based on DC Comics characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. Lucifer first appeared in Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics before the character received its own spinoff. When the project was first announced in September, the story centered on Lucifer, who grows bored of reigning over Hell and decides to abandon his post and head to Los Angeles, where he opens a piano bar dubbed Lux. This new version still finds the Devil coming to L.A., but now he will help the Lapd punish criminals. »

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‘Lucifer’ Gets Pilot Order At Fox, Len Wiseman Directing, Jerry Bruckheimer Ep

19 February 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

After lengthy negotiations, Fox and Warner Bros. TV have completed a deal for a pilot order to comic book drama Lucifer, from Californication creator/executive producer Tom Kapinos. As part of the deal, joining the project are Wbtv-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Len Wiseman. Sleepy Hollow co-creator/executive producer Wiseman will direct the Lucifer pilot and executive produce alongside Kapinos, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan LittmanKristieAnne Reed co-executive… »

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‘Lucifer': DC Comics Drama Gets Pilot Order at Fox

19 February 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox has given a formal pilot order to “Lucifer,” based on the DC Comics character.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Len Wiseman are attached to the hourlong drama, as exec producers with Wiseman set to direct the pilot.

The project hailing from Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Aggressive Mediocrity and Warner Bros. TV follows Lucifer, the Lord of Hell, as he resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the “shimmering insanity” of L.A. where he helps the Lapd punish criminals.

Lucifer and the characters are inspired by those from DC’s Vertigo imprint comic, created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg.

Previously announced, “Californication’s” Tom Kapinos penned the pilot. He’ll serve as an exec producer, along with Bruckheimer, Littman (“CSI,” “The Amazing Race”) and Wiseman (“Sleepy Hollow,” “Underworld” franchise), plus KristieAnne Reed (“Hostages”) as co-exec producer.

Lucifer” is one of many comic-inspired small screen adaptations currently in development. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Fox's 'Lucifer' Gets Pilot Pickup; Jerry Bruckheimer, Len Wiseman Board DC Comics Take

19 February 2015 9:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Fox is looking for its second DC Comics series. Following a prolonged deal-making process, the network on Thursday handed out a pilot pickup for Lucifer, based on the character from The Sandman comics and its subsequent spinoff, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Additionally, Jerry Bruckheimer and Sleepy Hollow Ep Len Wiseman have boarded the drama. Read more TV Pilots 2015: The Complete Guide From Californication creator Tom Kapinos, the drama centers on Lucifer, who is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell and resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the beauty of Los Angeles, where he

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Wiseman, Bruckheimer Set For "Lucifer"

19 February 2015 8:48 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Fox and Warner Bros. TV have completed a deal for a pilot to be produced based on "Lucifer," the Vertigo comic character co-created by Neil Gaiman.

In the show, the fallen angel Lucifer is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell. He 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.

The series has reportedly become more of a police procedural since the property was picked up by Fox back in September.

"Underworld" director and "Sleepy Hollow" co-creator/executive producer Len Wiseman will direct the pilot and executive produce the series alongside Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and "Californication" creator Tom Kapinos. Kapinos is serving as show runner on the series.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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