Lucifer TV Series Is Happening, Will Still Be A Police Procedural

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Lucifer, based on the character spun off from DC’s Sandman comics, got news of its series order last night. And it also has a new showrunner: Joe Henderson, who previously worked on the con-artist-turned-FBI-informant drama White Collar.

As Deadline reports, the Fox drama’s writer, Californication creator Tom Kapinos, will stay on as an executive producer, but Henderson will be calling the shots. The show’s synopsis remains the same as ever, which is to say fans of the original character from the comics may remain displeased:

Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) 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.


Along with Lucifer, Fox also picked up Minority Report, an adaptation of the Steven Spielberg movie that the director’s Amblin TV is producing. Keeping with its source material, it’s also a police procedural, according to Deadline:

Minority Report is set 10 years after the end of Pre-crime in DC, when one of the three Pre-cogs struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions of the future, when he meets a detective who just may help him find a purpose to his gift.

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They also cast an actress as Lucifer’s therapist. LUCIFER’S. THERAPIST.