So, if we are all quite done crying over the loss of Constantine (never! I know,) there is a show that may be of interest.
This little known DC release may be the balm to your cancellation wounds; Lucifer, a spin off from the very popular title The Sandman – written by Neil Gaiman. The comic series, which is under the Vertigo imprint continued this character’s story arc within the wider DC universe – even meeting with John Constantine once! The first episode of the forthcoming show is out and about on the interwebs leaked before it’s 2016 air date and i’m ashamed to say I couldn’t wait til then! So here are my thoughts…
The Lucifer in this ‘verse is one rebellious and unapologetic guy, not dissimilar (in ways) to the devil known to fans of the show Supernatural. We join him on earth where he’s thrown in the towel on ruling hell, bored with the job he sees as punishment for his rebellion. He’s now the owner of a piano bar and living the high life up top, pulling strings to get his own way with those around him.
Played by the very attractive Tom Ellis *swoon* of Miranda and Once Upon a Time fame, amongst other roles, Lucifer makes a very charming devil indeed. But more importantly he is very interested in the idea of free will, that being what got him sent downstairs in the first place. There is an overarching theme of the devil not being the one who makes you do anything (that you didn’t want to in the first place), but rather simply there to monopolise on your baser desires.
He is thrown together with LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer (played by Lauren German) when he is entwined in an investigation, then he finds out there is more to her than he first suspected. She makes for a very engaging female character and I for one want to see more of her.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love this show’s pilot episode, but it does use artistic licence when dealing with the character. This Lucifer seems less gritty up front, but maybe we’ll dig deeper throughout the season. It does become clear however, that Lucifer is not to be let off from his hell duties that easily, but he’ll not be dragged back – even kicking and screaming. Well, not when he’s having this much fun being amongst the living anyway!
Lucifer is scheduled to air tonight, January 25th, on Fox (9/8c).
Betakitten is a Classics student who fangirls when she should be studying. A lifelong DC, Sci-Fi and Horror fan. After writing for blogs about TV shows she ended up here with The Collective to add a little Devilry to the mix.