So, how are you liking Lucifer so far? Did it live up to the hype? Does it do justice to the Neil Gaiman comic series? Some might not think so as Lucifer has yet to be renewed, and now we are left to wonder if it should it have ever aired on FOX go begin with?
Tom Ellis has played a devilishly entertaining Lucifer Morningstar, fallen son of God, former King of Hell, and now owner of Los Angeles club Lux. Protected by his demon bodyguard in heels Mazikeen (Lesley Ann-Brandt) Lucifer aids former B-movie actress turned LAPD detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) solve crimes as a consultant, using some of the "gifts" given to him by good ole dad.
There is no question that due to where the show is airing, some of the elements that make up the devil have had to be toned down. Lucifer closed down the gate of Hell to enjoy the mischief, booze, and debauchery that one can enjoy when owning a nightclub in the city of Angels. Some of these antics might have been better off on a network like AMC, HBO, or FX rather than on network television.
So now the wait begins as FOX hasn't announced plans to renew the show for a second season, much to the delight of many faith based groups that petitioned the network not to air Lucifer in the first place. You know what, they're right. Lucifer shouldn't be airing on FOX. The devil should be cut loose on FX instead but because of its current home it may be doomed to cancellation.
Channels like FXX, HBO, or even SHOWTIME could have offered the freedom to portray the story as is should have been. LUCIFER is a R-rated tale and requires nudity, vulgarity, gore, and extreme violence to really bridge the gap between the show itself and the comic books. We can't ignore the elements that arise with you're telling a tale that involves the devil, and to tell the story right then you're going to have to take the censors right up to the edge. It works for GAME OF THRONES, True Blood, Dexter, Spartacus, etc.
If FOX cancels this show, they should only blame themselves, because in this writers opinion-Lucifer should have never been brought to network television in the first place.