The Hollywood Reporter:
So why is the devil suddenly so sexy again for the small screen?
"The devil has always been very sexy," Mazzara told THR following his time in front of the press Wednesday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour. "There's something in the air that people feel like these are the end times, in some way. There's an anxiety about what's happening all around the world and some of these shows — like Lucifer may take a comic approach — we're taking a hopefully more thoughtful, thematic approach to that material. There has been a lot of post-apocalyptic shows out there now and we're the show that's about the question: "Can you stop it?"
Glen Mazzara is a producer on an A&E show called "Damien" that explores the life of the Antichrist.
Similarly themed programs are also coming from Fox and Cinemax.
Of course stories featuring the devil or Antichrist are nothing new. From Schwarzenegger's "End of Days," Keanu Reeves in "Constatine," to Al Pacino's scenery shredding performance in "The Devils' Advocate," these movies have been around essentially since movies have been around.
However these days there really MIGHT be more Americans who believe that the biblical prophesies are about to come true, especially for those one in four Americans who think that President Obama IS the Antichrist.
Yeah, I wonder who we have to blame for that?
All I can say is that I hope I live long enough to see the country move away from these crippling superstitious beliefs into an enlightened age where ghost stories, movies about demonic possession, and music inspired by Satanism are seen as purely entertainment and not some harbinger of terrifying things to come.