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3. More “adult” oriented sci-fi/fantasy is considered in the realm of the possible.
With the success of shows like “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead,” producers have cast a wider net for properties that would’ve been considered niche or untouchable a decade ago. When a “Hannibal” can survive on prime time network television, the goalpost on shocking has definitely shifted. Thanks to audience's newfound maturity, a show about a
bisexual man who sells his soul to the devil and thinks angels aren’t that great (“Constantine”) isn’t a big leap. A series about gods needing belief to exists (“American Gods”) doesn’t seem taboo. A graphic novel with a character aptly named “Assface” (“Preacher”) is considered a viable, marketable option. Most stunning to fans of the comic book, FOX is considering turning Vertigo’s “Lucifer” into a series.