For the past year, DC Entertainment has been heavily expanding its presence on television. In addition to the returning Arrow, new shows The Flash, Gotham and Constantine will premiere this fall. Meanwhile, Vertigo title iZombie will debut on The CW early next year. In addition, DC recently began shopping a Supergirl series to networks, while TNT has ordered a Titans show starring Nightwing and the [Teen] Titans. And now, Fox, the network behind Gotham, is looking to add yet another character into the mix
According to Deadline, Fox has placed a put pilot commitment for Lucifer, a series based on the DC/Vertigo character of the same name. This character appeared in the acclaimed Sandman comic before being spun off into his own series. The potential television show will be written and executive produced by Californication creator Tom Kapinos. This iteration of Lucifer is described as one “who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.”
This news comes off the heels of news earlier this year that a Sandman feature film produced by David Goyer and Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in development. However, if DC’s track record is any indication, don’t expect it to be linked to Lucifer. And interestingly, all the new television shows and films seem to confirm director Guillermo del Toro’s comments on Warner Bros. having plans for the entire DC Universe. While the studio is finalizing its cinematic plans, DC is now flooding the small screen with new TV shows – but is it too much? Stay tuned for more news as we have it.