Lucifer producer Neil Gaiman revealed a message for the so-called morality campaigners who tried to get the show cancelled.
Long before the Worlds of DC series landed on Netflix, a Christian group called One Million Moms tried to get the show’s original home, Fox, to stop Lucifer from ever making it to screens.
After they argued that the supernatural procedural would “glorify Satan”, the DC Comics character’s creator Neil Gaiman laughed off the absurdity of their complaints.
Flash forward six years later and Lucifer is going to be finishing a six-season run, so Gaiman felt it appropriate to celebrate the cast’s final table read by sarcastically thanking One Million Moms.
“An extra thanks to the @1milmoms for trying so hard to get #Lucifer banned,” he wrote. “You people boycotting and speaking out against something is like a magical guarantee that it will blossom and grow.
“Hoping you’ll be working your magic on Sandman soon enough.”
And an extra thanks to the @1milmoms for trying so hard to get #Lucifer banned. You people boycotting and speaking out against something is like a magical guarantee that it will blossom and grow. Hoping you’ll be working your magic on Sandman soon enough. https://t.co/cn1LtzoE47
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) March 16, 2021
Gaiman is working with Netflix to develop a long-awaited live-action version of his Sandman graphic novels, which introduced the modern incarnation of Lucifer Morningstar in DC continuity.
Tom Ellis will not be returning since Sandman is set in a different continuity. Instead, Gaiman has gender-swapped the character with Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie playing the Lord of Darkness opposite Tom Sturridge’s Morpheus.
Explaining the casting change to a fan on Twitter, the author wrote: “You can’t get from the Lucifer TV series to Sandman #3 or even Season of Mists.”