UK Crime Thriller TV Series Based on Stan Lee’s IdeaApril 4th, 2015
Next year, viewers of the UK channel Sky1 may have another superhero show to add to their list, next to the likes of Arrow and The Flash. The show is called Lucky Man, a 10-part mini series about Harry Clayton, a London detective who comes upon “an ancient bracelet” that gives him control over luck itself. The mystical item arrives just as Harry is at his lowest point, with both his personal life and career in ruins.
Although the idea for Lucky Man came from none other than Stan Lee – and Harry’s power is similar to Marvel hero Domino – we shouldn’t expect a cop in a spandex costume. The mini series will supposedly focus on the concept of luck and whether or not a man who always has good luck is bad luck to the people around him.
Stepping up as the titular Lucky Man is James Nesbitt, who is perhaps best known for his role as Bofur in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy. The Guardian reports that the show will be produced by Carnival Films, the TV production house that gave the world Downton Abbey and many other successful UK shows.
Stan Lee photo by Edward Liu