The entertainment giant is being taken to court for copyright infringement due to their use of the theme song based on their devilish procedural, via the Wrap.
The lawsuit was filed by the composers of the theme song, Robert and Aron Marderosian, in California. The two brothers also create music under the name Heavy Young Heathens and are also known as The Mardos.
The suit alleges that “Although all defendants acknowledge that [the composers] wrote and performed the ‘Lucifer’ main title theme, defendants Warner Bros. and NS Pictures have commercially used, broadcast and exploited the ‘Lucifer’ main title theme without any agreement with or license from Plaintiffs.”
It continues, alleging that composer Marco E. Beltrami was approached the duo in October 2015, claiming he was “not able to capture the essence of what Warner Bros. and NS Pictures were looking for in the main title of the series.”
The Marderosians would retain all publishing rights to the title track if it were accepted as well as co-credit, per the suit filing. The suit also states they have not received a title card or credit of any kind since the series has aired.
They allege that they “have made repeated good faith efforts to resolve this matter without the necessity of litigation, the defendants have taken an untenable and unsupported position that Plaintiffs’ master recording and composition from which the Lucifer main title theme was taken are somehow owned by Warner Bros., and that Plaintiffs have no ownership interest or rights therein.”
The suit alleges that Beltrami did not inform either Warner Bros. or NS Pictures of his agreement with the brothers and passed the track off like it was his own.
Lucifer Season 2 will continue airing on May 1 with episode 14, titled "Candy Morningstar."