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Fox Television has announced the first in what is certain to be a string of casting decisions for their upcoming Lucifer series in naming former Rush and Miranda star Tom Ellis as the lead character for the series.
Initially rumored in early February, the adaptation of the long-running Vertigo Comics series received an official order from the network late in the month.
According to Variety, Lucifer will feature a version of the character who “after growing bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.”
Lucifer joins an increasingly crowded field of comic book TV shows, which next season will include CW’s new iZombie as well as it’s ongoing Flash and Arrow shows, an untitled Atom spin-off series, CBS’ Supergirl, TNT’s Teen Titans, Fox’s Gotham, and ABC’s Agents of Shield, not to mention the four Marvel Studios series headed for Netflix.