So, it looks like the casting on FOX’s Lucifer TV pilot, based on the DC/Vertigo comics, has well and truly kicked off…
Welsh actor Tom Ellis has been cast in the lead role as the titular Lucifer, the devil himself, who has grown bored of his existence and wants to come back to earth, where he lives in LA and runs a nightclub and helps out the police. So, yeah.
While we like Ellis ok, his work on show’s like Miranda (UK readers will know the one) don’t exactly show us his capacity for a role with this type of gravity. However, he did get acclaim for his performance in the TV series Rush.
He also gathered some nerdy merit as Robin Hood in Once Upon A Time and as Cenran on Merlin, so we’re certainly not saying he’s not the man for the job.
The character of Lucifer came from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman books and could certainly make for an interesting TV series.
The pilot is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Len Wiseman, with Wiseman set to direct.