M-Net’s American drama series Lucifer has drawn 89 BCCSA complaints, a record number according to Channel24.
This is the most complaints the BCCSA has received over one TV programme “in several years”, stated the report.
The first episode of Lucifer was shown at the end of January on M-Net, after which the broadcaster raised the age restriction to 16 and moved the show from Wednesdays at 19:00 to Fridays at 23:00.
“Outraged DStv subscribers and M-Net viewers in a flood of complaints to the BCCSA are saying that Lucifer promotes Satanism, gives a false picture to our youth, and glorifies Lucifer and sells lies to the public by making Lucifer look human and caring,” said Channel24.
M-Net responded, saying: “The programme, in a very artistic manner, explores the possibilities of Lucifer leaving his evil ways and doing something positive. The devil is not glorified at all. The narrative in the programme is purely drama and does not in anyway dispute the contents of the Bible.”
A trailer for the show is embedded below.