Lucifer has cast it's leading man for the upcoming pilot!
Tom Ellis has been cast in the title role of FOX's newest comic book TV show, Lucifer.
Based on the DC Comics/Vertigo comics character, Lucifer is the disenchanted ruler of Hell, who makes his way to Los Angeles and spends his time helping the LAPD take down criminals.
Lucifer first appeared, in a dream, in Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #65 back in 1962 and then was later brought back later in 1989 in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series.
Tom Ellis, who starred in USA Network's short-lived television series Rush, and also starred as (the first) Robin Hood in Once Upon A Time but is more well known for his work in the UK on shows like Eastenders, The Fades, Merlin and one of my all time favourite comedy shows, Miranda.
Tom Kapinos, creator of Californication, wrote the pilot and Len Wiseman (Underworld) will direct the pilot and will be an executive producer alongside Jerry Bruckheimer.
Also joining the cast of Lucifer is Lina Esco, who will play Mazikeen, or Maze for short.
Mazikeen was created by Neil Gaiman and Kelley Jones, first appeared in Sandman Volume 2 #22 in 1990, and is one of the only people who Lucifer genuinely likes.
Maze is being described as "Lucifer’s best friend and a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman." and in the comics, she has half a disfigured face while the other side is remains beautiful and the deformity is that bad that it impairs her speech.
Esco has appeared in Heroes: Destiny, a mini series spin off from Heroes, LOL and Drop Dead Diva.