DC's Lucifer is having way too much fun in first deliciously evil trailer for new Fox series

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Jun 26, 2015, 4:17 PM EDT (Updated)

Networks are digging deep to develop new shows based on comic properties, and it seems even the devil himself is getting a shot at prime time. Want to see?

Fox has officially picked up the DC Comics-based series Lucifer for a full season, set to premiere at midseason in 2016. Along with that news, the network has also debuted the first trailer, starring Tom Ellis (Merlin) as the charming, charismatic and handsome devil. In this version of the tale, the fallen angel gets bored in Hell and takes refuge in Los Angeles.

It's a risky premise for a series, but Ellis seems deliciously likable in the role, and the series aims to follow him as he uses his gift of persuasion to punish bad guys. But there's a catch: The longer he's away from the underworld, the greater the threat that the worst of humanity and all those evil spirits could escape and cause havoc.

Fox has tapped Joe Henderson, fresh off a stint on USA's White Collar, as the project's showrunner. Tom Kapinos (Californication) wrote the pilot script, and Len Wiseman (Sleepy Hollow), Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ildy Modrovich are executive-producing. The series is loosely based on the version of the character created by Neil Gaiman and introduced in his Sandman comic.

Check out the full trailer below and let us know what you think: