The devil is supposedly the ultimate embodiment of evil. He's the gatekeeper of Hell, the guy in charge of all those demons with red-hot pokers, the boss of eternal damnation. In Fox's Lucifer, he demonstrates his innate evilness by, hmm, flirting a lot with women and parking on the sidewalk. The show's based on the Vertigo comic of the same name, created by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, and Sandman writer Neil Gaiman, and follows Lucifer Morningstar after he's become bored of Hell and retired to Los Angeles to manage a nightclub. In something of a departure for badness personified, Lucifer makes nice with humans, and ends up helping a homicide detective try to find the killer of one of his new friends.
Lucifer's not the only classical character providing source material for Fox's TV shows. The network also showed off the first trailer for The Frankenstein Code today — a TV re-imagining of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The show tells the story of murdered 75-year-old detective Jimmy Pritchard, brought back to life thanks to a pair of millionaire twins and their tank of scientific goo. Now an old man in a young man's body, Pritchard doesn't look like he'll face the mobs of townspeople with torches and pitchforks from the book, preferring instead to go to Hollywood parties and crash through plate glass windows. Both shows will air on Fox in 2016.