Tom Ellis cast as Lucifer in FOX drama

Ellis takes on darker ‘Lucifer’ role

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Miranda actor Tom Ellis has landed the title role in FOX’s new comic book adaptation, Lucifer.

Written by Tom Kapinos and based on the characters from the DC Vertigo comics, sees Lucifer – a darker version of the comic book character – bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.

Lucifer is directed by Len Wiseman for Warner Bros. TV and Jerry Bruckheimer.