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.
Jonathan Littman is also executive producing alongside Tom Kapinos, Jerry Bruckheimer and Len Wiseman, with KristieAnne Reed serving as co-executive producer. If the project gets picked up to series, it will join a number of DC Comics TV shows such as CW's Arrow, The Flash and iZombie Fox's Gotham and others in development such as Supergirl, Krypton and Titans.