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James Nesbitt to star in Stan Lee drama


Sky 1 has commissioned Lucky Man, a 10-part drama from comic book legend Stan Lee.

Lucky Man – Lee’s first drama for UK television – will star James Nesbitt (The Missing) as DI Harry Clayton, a cop from Central London’s notorious Murder Squad, who is given a charm that seems to confer upon the wearer the ability to control luck.

Joining Nesbitt is Eve Best (The Honourable Woman), Sienna Guillory (Fortitude), Amara Karan (Kidnap and Ransom), Darren Boyd (Case Sensitive), Omid Djalili (Moonfleet), Jing Lusi (Holby City) and Kenneth Tsang (Die Another Day).

Harry is down on his luck; his wife (Eve Best) and child have left him due to his gambling habit, his boss thinks he’s in league with the devil and he has a huge debt to an infamous underworld crime boss who is threatening his life.

A chance meeting with a mysterious woman who gives him an ancient bracelet changes everything… It appears to give Harry control over luck itself, but at what cost? What is luck anyway, and is one man’s luck always another’s misfortune? DI Harry Clayton is about to find out…

Stan Lee, Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment commented: “Luck has always been a fascinating subject to me, and I am excited to finally share that fascination with audiences around the world. With all the creative projects I have worked on, I sure am a lucky man myself and I am excited to be working with Sky 1 and Carnival Films on this latest project”.

Richard Fell , Executive Producer said: “Lucky Man is a different kind of superhero show – Stan has come up with an absolutely brilliant idea; something that we can all relate to. What if you could control luck? Would that be the greatest thing you could give someone, or their worst nightmare? It’s a twist which brings the whole superhero genre right back down to earth, which we hope will appeal to the Sky 1 audience.”

Lucky Man is based on an original idea by Stan Lee, and made by Carnival Films (Downton Abbey) and Lee’s company POW! Entertainment.

Lucky Man will debut on Sky 1 in 2016.