Check out the promo below -- titled "Forbidden Desires" -- where Ellis' Lucifer explains to us how exactly his powers work:
Based on the Vertigo comic book series of the same name -- written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly and Dean Ormston -- the "Lucifer" TV pilot is written by Tom Kapinos ("Californication") and directed by Len Wiseman ("Underworld"), with "Almost Human's" Joe Henderson serving as show runner. The series is a Jerry Bruckheimer/Warner Bros. Television co-production.
"Lucifer" stars Ellis as the title character, alongside Lauren German as Det. Chloe Dancer, Rachael Harris as Kim Martin, DB Woodside as Amenadiel, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Maze, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dan and Scarlett Estevez as Trixie. The series premieres Monday, January 25, at 9/8C on FOX.