Lucifer has found a second UK home. FOX UK has secured the linear broadcast rights to the DC Comics show starring Tom Ellis after striking a deal with international distributor Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.
FOX UK will start airing the first season of Lucifer from Thursday August 31st at 9pm. This new deal between FOX UK and WBITD has no impact on Amazon Prime Video UK, who still hold first window rights to Lucifer and will be airing the show’s third season from Tuesday October 3rd.
Lucifer follows the eponymous character who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals. The hour-long drama is produced by Warner Bros. Television and stars Tom Ellis, DB Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt and Lauren German. The executive producers are Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich, Joe Henderson and Len Wiseman.
FOX UK has been on a tear this year. The FNG backed channel has upped their game in the acquisitions space and has managed to land a number of high profile shows including the short-lived 24: Legacy, Shots Fired and the Prison Break revival; shows that were being sought after by more high profile buyers including Sky and Channel 5. The channel is also home to such exclusive acquisitions as NCIS, The Walking Dead, Bull and Legion.
“Lucifer is ridiculously entertaining; part supernatural drama, part police procedural, part dark comedy; the series takes everything we think we know about the world’s greatest villain and flips it upside down”, said Toby Etheridge, Head of Programming for Fox Networks Group UK. “British actor Tom Ellis is having the time of his life playing the Lord of Hell, and so will our viewers with the television premiere of Lucifer on FOX.”