Fox's 'Lucifer' Taps 'White Collar' Alum as Showrunner

Joe Henderson will oversee the network's new DC Comics series.
"Lucifer"

Fox's new DC Comics play Lucifer has landed a showrunner.

White Collar alum Joe Henderson has been tapped to oversee the Tom Ellis starrer, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Fox's new DC Comics play Lucifer has landed a showrunner.

White Collar alum Joe Henderson has been tapped to oversee the Tom Ellis starrer, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The drama centers on Lucifer (Rush's Ellis), the Lord of Hell, who, bored and unhappy, 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. 

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Californication's Tom Kapinos penned the script for the drama that counts Sleepy Hollow alum Len Wiseman, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ildy Modrovich as executive producers. KristieAnne Reed co-exec produces. For his part, Bruckheimer boarded the drama ahead of its pilot order after Fox passed on his DC Comics adaptation Global Frequency . Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Aggressive Mediocrity and Warner Bros. Television produce.

The series is based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint.

Lauren German, Rachael Harris, DB Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Nicholas Gonzalez and Scarlett Estevez round out the cast.

Henderson, who fielded multiple showrunning offers this season, counts Almost Human and USA's Graceland among his credits. He's repped by CAA and The Cartel.

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