Stan Lee has partnered with "Downton Abbey" producer Carnival Films for "Lucky Man," a British crime drama described as "a different kind of superhero show." It's the first entry into U.K. drama by the 93-year-old comics legend.
Based on an idea by Lee, the 10-episode Sky1 series stars James Nesbitt ("Jekyll," "The Missing") as Harry Clayton, a London homicide detective who's given a charm by a mysterious woman that enables him to make his own luck. It appears to mean a turning point for Clayton, who's not only been left by his wife and child but also faces death threats from a crime boss to whom he owes money. However, the change in luck comes with a cost.
"Luck has always been a fascinating subject to me," Lee said in a statement, "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."
Airing sometime in 2016, "Lucky Man" also stars Eve Best ("Nurse Jackie"), Sienna Guillory ("Luther"), Amara Karan ("The Darjeeling Limited"), Darren Boyd ("Fortitude"), Omid Djalili ("Moonfleet"), Jing Lusi ("Holby City") and Kenneth Tsang ("Die Another Day").
Richard Fell and Gareth Neame will executive produce for Carnival Films, and Anne Mensah and Beverley Booker for Sky. Lee and producing partner Gill Champion will serve as co-executive producers alongside writer and co-creator Neil Biswas ("The Take").
(via The Guardian)