‘Lucifer’ Gets Fox Pilot Order, Adds EP Jerry Bruckheimer and Director Len Wiseman

DC Comics character hails primarily from Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” graphic novels

Last Updated: February 19, 2015 @ 10:37 AM

“Lucifer” has landed a pilot pickup from Fox and added “Sleepy Hollow” creator Len Wiseman to direct and Jerry Bruckheimer to executive produce, TheWrap has learned.

The one-hour drama comes from executive producer and writer Tom Kapinos, and will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Kapinos’ Aggressive Mediocrity in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Alongside Kapinos, Wiseman and Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman will also executive produce. KristieAnne Reed will co-executive produce.

“Lucifer,” based on characters by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo, follows the bored and unhappy titular Lord of Hell.

On the show, 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.

Lucifer Morningstar primarily has appeared as a recurring supporting character in “The Sandman” comic books. The fallen angel also commanded his own spinoff.

Fox’s earlier fall hit, “Gotham,” also comes from the DC Comics universe. Following a very strong start to the season, the Batman prequel has come back down to Earth a bit.

But after hitting a low with a 1.8 rating a week and-a-half-ago, “Gotham” rose to a 2.1 on Monday per Nielsen Live + Same Day data.

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