‘Lucifer’ is an urban fantasy comedy–drama series that airs on Netflix — and used to air on Fox for first three seasons. The show first premiered on January 25, 2016. It is based on the characters created by Neil Gaiman as part of ‘The Sandman’ comic book series which belongs within the Vertigo section of the DC Universe. Lucifer’s popularity as a character forced DC to give him his own spin-off comic series. The series has been developed for television by Tom Kapinos. Jerry Bruckheimer Television, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Television are the production companies backing the show.
The show is centered around Lucifer Morningstar, the devil himself, as he becomes bored of following his dad’s commands and ruling over hell for an eternity. He simply quits his job and decides to go to earth, choosing Los Angeles, ironically, the City of Angels to settle down in. Soon he teams up with the LAPD, specifically Detective Chloe Decker, and form a charming crime-solving duo.
The show garnered praise from critics who said that it did not take itself, and anything else too seriously, which is what made it so good. Tom Ellis also received praise for his portrayal of Lucifer. The fans ‘Lucifer’ has garnered are loyal and it was their #SaveLucifer campaign on Twitter after Fox canceled the show, that ultimately led to the show being revived on Netflix.
Lucifer Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Lucifer’ includes the Lord of Hell, the Devil himself, Lucifer Morningstar, played by Tom Ellis. Ellis is irresistible in his role as the devil and brings a degree of easy charm interspersed with the required menace one would expect the punisher of all evil to have. He has also quite adequately captured the father-son relationship, which is problematic, to say the least when it comes to Lucifer and God himself. The anguish, the desire for his father’s approval, it is all there. To put it simply, the bar is set pretty high if someone has to play the devil himself, but Ellis seems to get it just right.
Detective Chloe Decker is played by Lauren German who is an LAPD detective and a single mother. She is seen solving a crime with Lucifer and catches his interest as she is immune to his abilities to draw out a person’s true desires. Other supporting characters are Kevin Alejandro who is Detective Daniel Espinoza, Chloe’s ex-husband, and DB Woodside who plays the role of Amenadiel, Lucifer’s brother and apparently God’s favorite son. The role of Mazikeen, Lucifer’s loyal demon protector, is played by Lesley-Ann Brandt. Rachel Harris plays Dr. Linda Martin, therapist to the Devil himself, while Aimee Garcia plays Ella Lopez, a bubbly and instantly lovable forensic scientist working for the LAPD.
In the upcoming season, most of these characters are expected to return, except perhaps Amenadiel, who was seen flying off to heaven. Anyhow, the new characters joining the show will be Graham McTavish as Father Kinley, a revered priest, and Inbar Lavi as Eve, as in the first woman created by God. It will be interesting to see how the season pans out as Lucifer interacts with these new characters in his usually devilishly charming manner.