– by Joseph Jammer Medina

ABC, Netflix, CBS, and the CW may be hitting it big with certain comic book properties on the small screen, but who’s to say they’re the only game in town?

Of course not. Fox already has the show “Gotham” which, like it or not, does well enough to stick around. Starting in 2016, however, that won’t be the only DC show to grace Fox’s airwaves. It may be a lesser-known title, but Fox has officially released a trailer for “LUCIFER,” a series based on the character from Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman.” The character then went on to have his own spinoff comic, also under DC’s Vertigo imprint, and that is what the TV series is basing their material on.

According to Deadline, the show “centers on Lucifer who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.”

For those wondering why Amazon Prime is plastered all over the trailer, that’s because Amazon has the streaming rights for the series in the United Kingdom. In America, however, you’ll be able to catch it on Fox.

Check out the trailer below:

Admittedly, this trailer is a bit underwhelming. While actor Tom Ellis seems to do an okay (albeit hamfisted) job as the Fallen Angel himself, everything else around him seems to feel contrived, cheap, and cheesy. It’s likely just a money issue, as Fox is unlikely to take a huge risk on a relatively unknown property (to mainstream audiences, at least). One thing I also always have to keep in mind is that trailers for television series tend not to be strong. I remember last year when AMC managed to make a “Better Call Saul” trailer that made the show look kind of terrible. That ended up not being the case. 

So will this show be any good? We’ll have to wait and see. But what are your thoughts on the trailer? Let us know in the comments down below!

SOURCES: Amazon Prime, Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.