Lucifer Writer Mike Carey Talks About Potential TV Series. It was about a week ago that Fox announced that they picked up Lucifer for a pilot with a good chance to make it on TV. Lucifer writer Mike Carey, who wrote all 75 issues of the comic series, gave a good reaction after hearing the news.
CBR News spoke with Mike Carey about his utter excitement for Lucifer to finally get picked up to become a television series. Mike worked on the entire run of the Veritgo comic book series with artists Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly. Mike said that he’s been following the TV developments with anticipation. Here’s what he said:
It’s in the nature of these things that projects in development are cloaked in a certain degree of secrecy. Peter and I knew from a long time back that ‘Lucifer’ was one of many projects that Warner were considering as potential movies or returning series. Then things got really quiet, which means one of two things: either something is happening, or absolutely nothing is happening. And from the outside there’s no way of telling which of those two it is. The box is closed, and the cat is both alive and dead.
Then we got the news and realized that the cat is alive. Not to mention infernal, fallen and demonic. We’re very excited at the possibilities this opens up, and very curious to see how the creative team on the series handles the core characters and situations. There are lots of different ways into the story and lots of different ways of navigating once you’re up and running. Obviously the starting point for ‘Lucifer,’ the bedrock, is a set of characters defined by Neil Gaiman in ‘The Sandman,’ and I’d assume that that’s the story the pilot will tell — some version of the ‘Season Of Mists’ storyline from ‘Sandman,’ with or without Morpheus in the mix. But after that it’s all very much up for grabs. I’m watching in fascination. It will be very cool if our characters and plotlines end up being referenced.
The Lucifer TV series will follow the comics in a story about the Lord of Hell abandoning his throne for the beautiful city of Los Angeles where he opens a piano bar called Lux. If Lucifer goes to series, it will be Fox’s second DC-based show after Gotham, which premiered this week with strong ratings.
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