Vertigo Comics ‘Lucifer’ Given Put Pilot Commitment by Fox


With Arrow, The Flash, Gotham and Constantine all getting TV series adaptations, it should come as no surprise to hear of yet another DC-related character heading to the box.

Fox, fresh off their Gotham premiere, has given a put pilot commitment to Lucifer, an adaptation of the Vertigo comic from DC Entertainment sibling Warner Bros TV.

For those unaware, a ‘put pilot’ is a pilot episode that a network is contracted to air, with monetary penalties enforceable to the studio if it doesn’t. More often than not, this type of contract ensures that the network goes ahead with the episode.

Californication series creator/executive producer Tom Kapinos is attached to write and executive produce Lucifer, which, according to Deadline, tells the story a “bored and unhappy” Lord of Hell. He “resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.”

Lucifer has appeared as a supporting character in Vertigo’s The Sandman comic book series, which Joseph Gordon-Levitt is circling to adapt, and even led his own spinoff comic.

As if WBTV doesn’t have enough on their plate already, they’re also getting together a Supergirl franchise and are developing a Titans pilot at Turner Network Television (TNT).