Have you ever wondered what might happen to us all if the devil were to walk on Earth? Well, you may be getting an answer, or at least one possible version of it, with the dark new thriller series Lucifer. Looking at its promos, it’s a little strange to see the “Lord of the Underworld” just cruising down L.A. streets (in handsome human form, of course), but it’s definitely intriguing. Lucifer season 1 episode 1 premieres on January 25 at 9 p.m. EST on Fox. To prepare for the anticipated pilot, catch up on the enticing premise by watching the trailer!
Loosely based on the character created by Neil Gaiman and introduced in DC Comics’ The Sandman (and the spin-off comic series of the same name), the show’s premise sees Lucifer (another name for the devil) giving up this throne and abandoning his purgatory kingdom out of boredom to live in the beautiful city of Los Angeles. And while he can surely make it on his own, he keeps himself occupied by helping to catch and punish criminals.
Played by Tom Ellis, Lucifer Morningstar comes across LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer (played by Lauren German), who, just like everyone else, is not buying that he is the real devil, although she doesn’t necessarily refuse his help with cracking down on the city’s crime. The network recently released the show’s promos and an inside look at its cast and creators to show viewers that Lucifer might not really as bad as he’s imagined to be, at least in the show; he’s just out there to help people realize that it’s their free-willed choices that have made their life a mess, and not the deeds of the so-called devil. Lucifer season 1 episode 1 reveals that whoever comes across Lucifer feels the urge to confess their deep secrets and when they do confess, he offers honest advice to counter their sinned inhibitions.
The show will also feature regular appearances from Lucifer’s supernatural emissaries from Hell and Heaven alike. For instance, the show features Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt), a demon leader and Lucifer’s confidante, and Amenadiel (D. B. Woodside), an angel who comes to L.A. to convince Lucifer return back to Hell. In one of the promos, Amenadiel reveals that in his absence, all the demons of the underworld will be free to enter and destroy the real world.
This is likely to be a key component of the show’s riveting plot when Lucifer encounters his followers on Earth, but will he let the demons wreak havoc on the city or instead help the LAPD expel them back to the underground? Lucifer season 1 episode 1 airs on Monday, January 25 at 9 p.m. EST on Fox. In the meantime, you can also watch more videos and inside looks by checking out the Lucifer page on the Fox web site.