Lucifer owns a restaurant in Los Angeles. PHOTO: FOX
“One Million Mothers” is the name of the small conservative website of the American Family Association, which published a petition on May 28, 2015 to stop the broadcast of a new series. The document says that the TV series will “praise Satan as a caring, sympathetic man of flesh and blood.” On the same day, the petition collected 31,312 signatures, and by the date of the premiere of the series, they increased to 134,331. However, Fox released it in the program and broadcast it for three consecutive years. And a month after announcing that he was stopping it, the rights to the series were bought by the giant Netflix, which is developing it in three new seasons.
This is the fantasy drama “Lucifer”, whose characters are taken from DC comics. As the title suggests, it is dedicated to the story of the famous fallen angel.
Bored and unhappy by his existence as lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) relinquished his throne and retired to the City of Angels – Los Angeles, where he became the owner of the famous piano bar “Lux”.
Lucifer enjoys retiring, indulging in some of his favorite pleasures – wine, women and music, until a beautiful pop star is brutally murdered in front of his restaurant. For the first time in about 10 billion years, he feels something deep inside him awaken. He’s not sure if it’s his repressed desire to punish sinners, or if it’s something deeper and more confusing – is he really capable of feeling for a human being?
This thought disturbs not only him, but also his best friend and confidant Mazikian (also known as Labyrinth) – a cruel demon in the image of a beautiful young woman.
The crime attracted the attention of the detective from the Homicide Department in Los Angeles, Chloe Decker. As they work together to resolve the case, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inner goodness. Accustomed to facing the worst of humanity, he begins to wonder if there is still hope.
At the same time, the messenger of God, the angel Ameldaniel, goes to Los Angeles to persuade Lucifer to return to Hell. But with the City of Angels at his feet and his new goal, he’s having too much fun to be back right now.
The series runs every weekday from 8 pm on Fox.