DC TV News Bits: LUCIFER Logo and Synopsis Released; ARROW’s Stephen Amell Wants to Guest Star on CONSTANTINE

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Yesterday, it was confirmed that NBC has decided not to bring Constantine back for a second season, despite much support from its fanbase. While this will surely disappoint some, Warner Bros. is currently shopping the series to another network. The #SaveConstantine movement has been supported by many celebrities, one of which is a familiar face in the DC television world.

Stephen Amell, who stars as Oliver Queen on The CW’s Arrow, has offered to make a guest star appearance on Constantine if it is picked up by another network. There have been several networks suggested; fans have expressed interest in Constantine being picked up by The CW, which would undoubtedly integrate the series into the world of Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Other possibilities include Fox, which houses Gotham and recently ordered Lucifer, and Netflix.

Regardless, Amell is down to bring The Arrow to Constantine if it is resurrected, and star Matt Ryan is also fond of the idea.

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While one supernatural DC series has been cancelled (for now), another one has been ordered. Vertigo comic Lucifer will be brought to the small screen by Fox this fall, To accompany last night’s series order, the network has released the official website, logo and plot synopsis. 

The Devil has come to Los Angeles… 

Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, LUCIFER is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR (Tom Ellis, “Merlin”) has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub. 

Charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, Lucifer is enjoying his retirement, indulging in a few of his favorite things – wine, women and song – when a beautiful pop star is brutally murdered outside of Lux. For the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him as a result of this murder. Compassion? Sympathy? The very thought disturbs him – as well as his best friend and confidante, MAZIKEEN aka MAZE (Lesley-Ann Brandt, “The Librarians”), a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman. 

The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective CHLOE DANCER (Lauren German, “Chicago Fire”), who initially is dismissive of Lucifer. But she becomes intrigued by his talent for drawing out people’s secrets and his desire to dispense justice, doling out punishment to those who deserve it. As they work together to solve the pop star’s murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness. Accustomed to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, Lucifer is intrigued by Chloe’s apparent purity and begins to wonder if there’s hope for his own soul yet. 

At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel AMENADIEL (DB Woodside, “Suits,” “24”), has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to the underworld…can the Devil incarnate be tempted toward the side of Good, or will his original calling pull him back toward Evil?

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