White Collar co-executive producer Joe Henderson has joined the newly picked up Fox drama series Lucifer as executive producer/showrunner.
Lucifer, from Warner Bros. TV, DC Comics and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, was written by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, who also had a CW pilot and is not very involved in the Fox drama. He will remain an executive producer on the series but won’t have hands-on involvement as showrunner.
Henderson and Kapinos executive produce the project, based on the characters from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, with the pilot’s director, Len Wiseman, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ildy Modrovich.
Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.
Henderson, repped by CAA, The Cartel and attorneys David Matlof and Ryan Nord, also served as a co-executive producer on another Fox/WBTV drama series, Almost Human, as well as USA’s Graceland.