Recently we’ve run pilot script reviews of Fear The Walking Dead and Scream. Getting them was hard, no one had them. But Lucifer by Californication‘s Tom Kapino is different, three separate people offered to send me a copy. It’s been green lit, it’s gone out for casting and it’s available for those who want to find it..
More on that casting later.
Lucifer is based on the comic by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, itself bsed on the character as portrayed in Sandman by Neil Gaiman. In that comic, ten billion years after falling from Heaven, Lucifer has abandoned his hellish domain and lived on Earth running a Los Angeles club, Lux with the demon and occasional lover Mazikeen working bar. He found himself getting into all sorts of scrapes in the city, and being rather devilish at it, fighting for free will and against destiny. Classy, cool, stylish and cruel.
And the script keeps much of this, he is most definitely the Devil.
He has his club,
The demon barmaid and the length of time.
And the appearance of the Archangel Amenadiel, though in a less adversarial role.
But what this version of Lucifer gives us is… a buddy cop show. He is the devil incarnate residing in a Los Angeles bar, she is a single mother cop. And together they fight crime.