Tom Ellis To Play FOX’s “Lucifer”

Welsh actor Tom Ellis (“Miranda,” “Rush,” “The Fades”) has been cast as the title character in FOX’s pilot based on the Vertigo/DC Comics property “Lucifer”.

Neil Gaiman created the character as part of his “Sandman” series, with Mike Carey developing the character into his own spin-off comic series.

In the show, Lucifer has grown bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell and abandons his kingdom for Los Angeles where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.

Tom Kapinos, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Len Wiseman are executive producing the series with the pilot being readied for consideration for next season.

Source: Variety