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FOX casts Tom Ellis as the lead in the Lucifer pilot

March 2nd, 2015 by Marc 1 Comment

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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.

Source: Bloodydisgusting


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

  • Theresa Fortier

    I really think James Marsters would have been a much better
    fit for the role based on the pilot scripts that I read.

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