Who knew that damning the sinners of forgotten times in the fires of Hell could lose its appeal after a while? Well, indeed, that seems to be what's happened to the Devil himself, who's decided to retire to Los Angeles in favour of working for the police in this new detective series 'Lucifer'.

Tom Ellis in LuciferTom Ellis plays the Devil in Lucifer

It might sound like an unusual place to want to spend your life; the City of Angels, while you are in fact the original fallen angel; but for Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), it's a refreshing change from his title as the Lord of Hell. As an earthly being, he decides to team up with the LAPD to help punish the criminals of America long before their deaths; a useful role, given that he can magically force anyone to tell the truth no matter how personal or embarrassing it is. Oh, he also has his own nightclub called Lux.

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It wasn't just a whim that encouraged him to start working for the law, but after his friend his brutally murdered, he knows no other way of obtaining justice than to join up with detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), who seems oddly resistant to his thrall. Meanwhile, everyone thinks he's a bit nuts because he's not exactly very secretive about his spiritual destiny, and the poor soul who bears the brunt of his outlandish claims is his therapist Linda (Rachael Harris).

Life isn't that simple, of course, because Lucifer's not the only supernatural force walking the earth. An angel named Amenadiel (D. B. Woodside) is trying to urge Lucifer to return to the underworld, while he finds that the only person he can really confide in is his demon girl-friend Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt). 

Tom Ellis and Lauren German in LuciferThe Devil teams up with the LAPD

The series, created by Tom Kapinos, is slightly based on a character from Neil Gaiman's DC Comics' Vertigo comic book series 'The Sandman' (with its sister collection 'Lucifer' by Mike Carey).

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It is set to premiere on Fox on January 25th 2016.