The bulk of Lucifer‘s panel at Comic-Con was devoted to showing the pilot, which doesn’t hit Fox until mid-season 2016. This left approximately 15 minutes for a quick Q&A. The pilot drew a muted response from the audience with scattered laughs, nonetheless it was a full house over at Room 6BCF.
The show which is a loose adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comic book character was adapted by Californication creator Tom Kapinos — who was a no-show at the panel. That’s a pity, because it would have been great to hear Kapinos’ thoughts on Lucifer, who seems like a guy who might have a run-in with Hank Moody over at Venice Beach. British actor Tom Ellis who plays the title character said his role was like “Mick Jagger having sex with Noel Coward”.
The series follows the Lord of Hell on earth. He’s a swanky, stylin’ nightclub owner. But when he’s out gallivanting with a pop star, she is brutally gunned down. Lucifer then turns his attention to assisting LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer (Lauren German) in solving the case. Along the way, God’s emissary, the angel Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) keeps haunting Lucifer exclaiming “You must return to hell!”
Said German about her cop character’s ironic attitude toward the devil, “She’s appreciating his abilities with people and what a good person he is at the end of the day.” Biggest scene stealer on the show is Rachael Harris as a therapist, who when she comes in contact with the Devil, just hysterically reduces herself to a puddle of splash.
Remarking on Lucifer’s more earthbound facets in the series, pilot director and EP Len Wiseman said, “This is a case where the devil is being upfront about who he is. Many versions of the devil show himself hiding. This was completely balls out ‘Here I am. I’m Lucifer. Ask me any question'”.
Also appearing at today’s session were Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt (Mazikeen), and EPs Joe Henderson, Jonathan Littman and Ildy Modrovich.