Stan Lees’ Lucky Man returns to screens in 2017

Sky 1’s most successful original drama series to return next year

James Nesbitt as DI Harry Clayton in Stan Lee's Lucky Man (an original British drama for SKY 1)

Photographer: Steffan Hill / © 2015 Carnival Film & Television Ltd

Sky 1 today announces the return of Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, made by Carnival Films, reinforcing its commitment to invest in year-round original British drama.

The ten-part drama, which will aired its final episode on Sky 1 Friday March 25 at 9pm, is the channel’s highest-rated original drama series ever, delivering an average cumulative audience of 1.9 million.

The show has also been the most watched Sky 1 programme week after week on online streaming service NOW TV.

Described as “a thrill a minute drama” by The Observer, “thoroughly entertaining fun” by the Mail on Sunday’s EVENT Magazine and “thriller meets magic” by the Financial Times, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man is an action-packed crime drama about fate, gambling, superstition and the consequences of our actions.

Series two will see James Nesbitt return to his role as Detective Inspector Clayton as he struggles to control his compulsions and the never-ending battle between good and bad luck.

James Nesbitt said: “They say that you make your own luck and I’m pleased to say that in this case we did! I’m delighted that Lucky Man was so popular with viewers and look forward to being back on Sky 1 in 2017.”

The new ten-part series, co-created by world-renowned comic book writer Stan Lee and POW! Entertainment, will air in 2017. It is produced by Carnival Films, the multi-award winning makers of Downton Abbey and The Last Kingdom, in association with Lee and Gill Champion from POW! The series is distributed by NBCUniversal International Distribution.

Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky 1, said: “What more could you ask for? It’s a crowd-pleasing crime drama combining the talents of Marvel mastermind Stan Lee and award-winning actor James Nesbitt. Roll on series two.”

Co-creator Stan Lee says: “What a thrill it is that Lucky Man’s coming back for another sensational season!  It’s going to be a terrific new ride with Harry and the gang, where fortune smiles on those who catch my king sized cameo in season two!”

Richard Fell, Executive Producer at Carnival Films said: “We are thrilled that the show seems to have found its audience on Sky 1.  We feel truly lucky to be able to bring them the next charmed chapter of Detective Inspector Harry Clayton’s amazing story.”

The recommission of Stan Lee’s Lucky Man is the latest addition to Sky 1’s ambitious slate of original drama in 2016, which includes Hooten and the Lady, Harlan Coben’s The Five and Agatha Raisin. It also follows in the success of original dramas You, Me and the Apocalypse and Fungus the Bogeyman, with each one improving on the performance of its predecessor.

Sky customers can watch the whole of Stan Lee’s Lucky Man series one now On Demand or via Sky Go, as well as through online streaming service NOW TV with a NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass.

Source: Sky Corporate

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