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LUCIFER’s Tom Ellis: This Could Be the ‘Ultimate Redemption Story’

January 25, 2016 by  
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What happened when Lucifer (Tom Ellis) needed a vacation from Hell? Well, in Fox’s new drama, LUCIFER, he went to Los Angeles, opened a bar, and avoided the call to return.

But when an acquaintance of Lucifer’s gets killed he finds himself drawn into the investigation to find her killer. And with that, he has a new calling, of sorts: thanks to his uncanny ability to draw out secrets — and his newfound fascination with Chloe, a detective who is immune to his ways — he decides to consult with the LAPD.

“For me, we were starting at a point where it was a character that, yes, everyone knows, but it could be a different world, at the beginning of a redemption story,” Ellis told reporters on the show’s Vancouver set (in the video below). “And this was like the ultimate redemption story; the most irredeemable character, how could he find redemption? And so that was my take on it.”

Though the devil could be a super serious character, “I just wanted it to be a fun take on it,” he continued. “And he likes to have fun with people. And that was a huge selling point for me, and a huge kind of thing I tapped into, really: I didn’t want to be Mr. Evil.”

Check out more from Ellis in the video below, as he discuses playing a recognizable figure, how the show is handling its comic origin, and more…

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SUPERNATURAL’s Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki Welcome LUCIFER and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Stars to Their Lot

October 1, 2015 by  
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Students returned to school over the past few weeks, but odds are good they didn’t get a welcome as cool as the one SUPERNATURAL stars Jensen Ackles (Dean) and Jared Padalecki (Sam) had for their new lot mates.

While a good number of shows currently film in Vancouver, SUPERNATURAL has been the only television show to regularly shoot at its studio for the past decade — but that changed with this current season.

To welcome the casts of CW’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and Fox’s LUCIFER to the studio, Ackles and Padalecki had a hilarious “Welcome Freshman Class” banner made, and posed this week with the new kids on the block.

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LUCIFER: Tom Ellis on Playing Bad

August 21, 2015 by  
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Many, many, many shows will be debuting (and returning) in the next couple of months, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg for upcoming shows this season.

Case in point? Fox’s LUCIFER, which won’t debut until early 2016. (And it’s getting a plum post-X-FILES slot.)

The series follows an earth-bound Lucifer, who is currently residing in Los Angeles…where he owns a nightclub. (The show is loosely based off the DC comic character, who was launched in from THE SANDMAN comic and its spinoff, LUCIFER.) But when a person is murdered outside his club, Lucifer feels something and opts to help the LAPD solve the case.

But just because Lucifer is doing something “right,” don’t expect him to be kind. LUCIFER star Tom Ellis spoke with reporters about getting to play bad, what Lucifer thinks of humans, and more…

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LUCIFER on Fox – First Look

May 11, 2015 by  
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Fox is adding another DC property to its 2015-2016 lineup, with LUCIFER joining the schedule in 2016. (GOTHAM will return to its Mondays at 8 PM slot in the fall.)

Check out some photos from the pilot, the official description, and the trailer…

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LUCIFER: Pictured: Tom Ellis as Lucifer. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: John P. Fleenor/FOX

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Fox Orders THE MINORITY REPORT and LUCIFER to Series

May 8, 2015 by  
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Fox has ordered two more dramatic (and genre) shows for the upcoming 2015-2016 season: THE MINORITY REPORT and LUCIFER have been picked up to series, the network announced.

They join THE FRANKENSTEIN CODE, GRANDFATHERED, THE GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE, THE GRINDER, ROSEWOOD, SCREAM QUEENS, and THE X-FILES revival as the new additions to Fox’s lineup.

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On the Set of RUSH: Tom Ellis and Rick Gonzalez Preview ‘Where Is My Mind?’

August 14, 2014 by  
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RUSH has shown its title character do a fair amount of questionable things over the show’s short run, but his antics in the latest episode are the farthest he’s gone yet: after Rush discovered his father had only helped Alex get his job back at the pestering of Corrinne, Rush’s stepmother, Rush slept with his father’s wife. (Whoops?)

But this is one indiscretion Rush won’t be able to brush off — the guilt will get to him. And on the show’s Vancouver set, Tom Ellis (Rush) previewed what’s in store, and Rick Gonzalez (Manny) teased how Manny will come into play…

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RUSH’s Tom Ellis on His Complex Character: ‘He’s a Good Guy, He Just Makes Some Bad Choices’

July 11, 2014 by  
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RUSH Pilot.

On Thursday, July 17th at 9 PM, USA Network is debuting their new drama, RUSH, and the series is a slick, fun — but also complex — show that explores the world of a disgraced physician, Dr. Rush, who makes specialized house calls. (Think ROYAL PAINS meets RAY DONOVAN/SCANDAL…he has to deal with some seriously questionable clients and their majorly dirty laundry.)

And while there are heartbreaking and freakishly weird cases that will help propel the storyline forward (and will intrigue medical show junkies), RUSH star Tom Ellis (Rush) straddles the thin line of his character’s cockiness and extreme vulnerability with apparent ease, and elicits a level of sympathy that wouldn’t be there with a lesser actor.

Last month, Ellis sat down with reporters and talked about falling in love with his character, and playing a good guy who makes bad choices…

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