Lucifer (TV series)

Lucifer is an American urban fantasy television series developed by Tom Kapinos that premiered on January 25, 2016, and concluded on September 10, 2021. It is based on the DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. The character was introduced in the comic book series The Sandman and later became the protagonist of a spin-off comic book series. Both series were published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. The television series was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.

Lucifer
Genre
Based on
Developed byTom Kapinos
Starring
Theme music composerHeavy Young Heathens
Opening theme"Being Evil Has a Price"
Composers
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes93 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Producers
Production locations
Cinematography
  • Glen Keenan
  • Ryan McMaster
  • Tico Poulakakis
  • Stefan von Bjorn
  • Barry Donlevy
  • Christian Sebaldt
Editors
  • Marc Pattavina
  • Ray Daniels III
  • Fred Peterson
  • Hector Carrillo
  • Matt Coleshill
  • Jill D'Agnenica
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time42–65 minutes
Production companies
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network
Picture formatHDTV 720p
4K (Ultra HD)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseJanuary 25, 2016 (2016-01-25) 
September 10, 2021 (2021-09-10)

The series revolves around the story of Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the DC Universe's version of the Devil, who abandons Hell for Los Angeles where he runs his own nightclub named Lux and becomes a consultant to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The ensemble and supporting cast include Lauren German as Detective Chloe Decker, Kevin Alejandro as Detective Daniel "Dan" Espinoza, D. B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen, Rachael Harris as Dr. Linda Martin, and (beginning in season 2) Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez. Filming took place primarily in Vancouver before production was relocated entirely to Los Angeles beginning with the third season.

The first season received mixed reviews from critics, though subsequent ones were better rated; many critics particularly praised Ellis's performance. Despite initially high viewership for its debut, ratings remained consistently low throughout the series' run on Fox. Fox cancelled Lucifer after three seasons; a month later, Netflix picked up the show, where the series continued for a further three seasons, consistently earning high viewership for its tenure on the network.[3]


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