No one would've guessed that Lucifer - a show about the Devil getting bored, opening a nightclub in L.A., and helping cops solve murders - would gain the fanbase it's developed, but it's a bona fide hit. From his hellish origins to the truth about the show, here's what nobody told you about Lucifer.
It may feel like Lucifer was always meant to be in front of the camera, but the show is actually based on a comic book character from 1989. The original source material was created by Neil Gaiman and released by DC comics, with Lucifer appearing in the influential Sandman series before graduating to solo comics in 1999. As you might expect, the comic books are considerably darker and more philosophical than the series. It's likely that network writers went down a different road both to make the character more relatable and also to fit into budget restraints. A truly accurate adaptation of the comics would've called for a budget that Fox would've never coughed up.
In the comics, Lucifer's adventures take him to other dimensions where he interacts with different beings that are anything but human. Morningstar's personality is also much different -- he couldn't care less about the emotional repercussions of human beings. In the show, Lucifer may display selfish qualities, but he makes it apparent that he's putting effort into being better. He's on a journey of self-discovery, and he grapples with the concept of emotions and struggles to accept love.
Interestingly, when creating the character for The Sandman, Gaiman based Lucifer's look on the legendary David Bowie. Much respect to the source material, but we're thankful casting took a risk on Ellis, who's left his own unique mark on the beast.
Watch the video to learn more about the untold truth of Lucifer!
Comic origins | 0:00
Lucifer's British accent | 1:25
Petition to cancel | 2:18
Keep your ears open | 3:32
Naming a nightclub | 4:18
Where's Jesus? | 5:02
Nothing to sync here | 5:59
Netflix tips their hat | 7:03
The role Ellis was born for | 8:08
Lucifer the crime solver | 9:09
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