Comic Book Showosky | Lucifer trailers

Gloryosky is convinced Lucifer (CTV/Fox, debuts January 25, 2016, 9:00 PM ET/PT; 8:00 PM CT) might end up buried in the dogpile that is the current comic book adaptation field, yet the premise is simple. Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) leaves his job as Lord of Hell to run the Lux nightclub in Los Angeles. After a pop star is murdered outside Lux, Lucifer helps LAPD homicide detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) solve the murder. In essence, she’s a cop. He’s a fallen angel. They fight crime.

Despite Lucifer being on network television, it’s under the Vertigo wing of DC Entertainment. NBC’s Constantine adaptation in 2014-15 wasn’t as close to the source material as it could have been, as that was a mainline DC Entertainment series trying to make an unpleasant con artist sort of likable. iZombie deviates heavily from its source material, yet that show marries three formats – zombie outbreak drama, relationship drama, police procedural – that shouldn’t work together. Gloryosky hopes for an iZombie, and anticipates a Constantine.

Certainly, Fox is happy if any of its 2015-16 dramas perform better than, say, Minority Report. It hasn’t been a good couple of years for drama on Fox, aside from Empire and Gotham.

On the plus side, Lucifer has the good luck to follow The X-Files’ revival series once The X-Files settles in its Monday timeslot, as The X-Files’ revival comes with a lot of hype. Lucifer comes with the standard “why is the devil a good guy?” baggage, which comes as no surprise to those who watched Golan the Insatiable.

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