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One Million Moms Aims to Damn Fox’s “Lucifer” with Cancellation Petition

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One Million Moms Aims to Damn Fox’s “Lucifer” with Cancellation Petition

One Million Moms, an organization that attempts to combat “negative influences” in entertainment media, has set its sights on Fox’s “Lucifer” series and hopes to convince the network to cancel it with a petition.

The petition describes the show as “a new series which will glorify Satan as a caring, likable person in human flesh.”

“The series will focus on Lucifer portrayed as a good guy, ‘who is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell,'” it continues. “He resigns his throne, abandons his kingdom and retires to Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.”

The website also cites “graphic acts of violence, a nightclub featuring scantily-clad women and a demon” as a cause for the petition, in that the show “is disrespecting Christianity and mocking the Bible.”

At the time of this article, the petition has just over 5,000 signatures.

Written by Tom Kapinos (“Californication”) and directed by Len Wiseman (“Underworld”), “Lucifer” stars Tom Ellis (“Once Upon a Time,” “Doctor Who”) as the Lord of Hell who, bored and unhappy, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for Los Angeles. There, he gets his kicks helping the police punish criminals.

The project hails from Warner Bros. Television, DC Entertainment and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions. Kapinos and Wiseman will executive produce alongside Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ildy Modrovich. While Kapinos developed the project, based on the Vertigo series written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly and Dean Ormston, “White Collar” and “Almost Human” Co-Executive Producer Joe Henderson will serve as showrunner for the series.

“Lucifer” will debut on Fox in 2016.

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