The beginning of May gave us some heart-wrenching news. Some of our favorite shows faced cancellation, some of which had been written into cliffhangers or were going to leave story lines left unresolved. But like winged angels from on-high, three networks swooped in and saved three shows and left fans rejoicing and singing their praises. But that’s only part of the story. Fans and crew alike took to social media to campaign for the survival of their shows. Which shows found their second chance?
For the first five minutes there, it looked like Lucifer was going to do something interesting. The new Fox series, tangentially based on the Neil Gaiman version of the character from Sandman, opens with the suave, literally devil-make-care Lucifier, played by Tom Ellis, whiling away his time in an L.A. nightclub having grown bored of his role as Hell’s grim tyrant. This Devil isn’t evil so much as practical, he just wants people to live up to their nature, like the pretty young singer/actress he “helped” to fame and fortune. But when she’s killed in a hail of bullets, Lucifer, figuratively, goes to Hell. (more…)
Neil Gaiman took to his Tumbler page to respond to the recent One Million Moms petition bent on canceling Lucifer, a new television series on Fox based on Gaiman’s comic book series. The American Family Association‘s chapter of Moms feels that: The program previews mischaracterize Satan, departs from true biblical teachings about him, and inaccurately portrays the beliefs of the Christian faith. By choosing to air this show, FOX is disrespecting Christianity and mocking the Bible. What’s Neil got to say about the whole thing? (more…)
With comic book stories being some of the most sought-after properties for TV and movie adaptations these days, it’s only natural that some networks would want to push the envelope and develop some of the more adult-themed series. One of these happens to be Lucifer, a television series based on Neil Gaiman’s incarnation of the Lord of Hell. Fox decided it would be worth a few bucks and put it into production and we’ve even had the pleasure (?) of seeing a trailer for the show. But one group is fighting against the rising tide of Satan by trying to get Fox to pull the show before it’s even had a chance to fail… er, I mean air. (more…)
The first trailer for Fox‘s adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s Lucifer has hit the Internet starring Tom Ellis (Merlin). I have to say I was not looking forward to this adaptation, Constantine seemed just off target enough to lose me pretty quickly and I feared the same thing here. This trailer may have changed my mind. (more…)
Some may be disappointed that Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic series isn’t getting a proper television series (instead being regulated to a 2-hour movie), but it looks like one of Morpheus’ co-stars is getting to move to the small screen instead. You may remember him from the ‘Season of Mists’ story arc (Sandman issues #21-28), though he has been present within the DC universe in one form or another since as far back as the early 60s. His name is Lucifer and this fallen angel is now the subject of a new pilot being produced for Fox. (more…)