Mike Carey's Lucifer series is one of the most critically acclaimed comic titles of all time, as is The Sandman, Neil Gaiman's groundbreaking masterpiece that introduced the character of Lucifer Morningstar in 1989, so when Fox announced a live action TV adaptation, fans were unsurprisingly pretty excited. When the show aired, however, its drastic departure from the source material was divisive to say the least.
Lucifer is without a doubt the least accurate adaptation of a comic in TV history, and even calling it an adaptation is a bit of a stretch. Nonetheless, the TV series, which began on Fox - and is now continuing on Netflix - has picked up a solid fan base of its own, and occasionally gives a clever nod to its comic roots.
Most of the major elements of the TV iteration - dubbed "Foxifer" by some fans - were invented specifically for the TV series, but as we all know, the devil's in the details, and that's never been more true than with this show.
Fox's (now Netflix's) Lucifer is neither a sequel to, nor a direct adaptation of the original series, but it maintains a loose connection to those stories with various subtle Easter eggs peppered throughout the series.