Spider-Man creator Stan Lee has partnered with Carnival Films to create a mystery crime drama for Sky 1.
The broadcaster has commissioned 10 x 60-minute series Lucky Man, which stars James Nesbitt as DI Harry Clayton, a member of the London-based Murder Squad, who is gifted the ability to control luck.
Clayton is suffering from poor fortunes - his wife, played by Nurse Jackie’s Eve Best, has left him as a result of his gambling habit, his boss thinks he’s in league with the devil and he is struggling under a huge debt to an infamous underworld crime boss. But a chance meeting with a mysterious woman who gives him an ancient bracelet which enables him to control luck changes his life.
The series, which will air in 2016, was commissioned by Sky 1 director Adam Macdonald, head of drama Anne Mensah and commissioning editor Cameron Roach.
Carnival will produce in association with Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment. It will be exec produced by Lee, Carnival’s Gareth Neame and Richard Fell, Sky’s Mensah and Beverley Booker. Lee’s producing partner Gill Champion will co-exec producing alongside co-creator Neil Biswas.
Lucky Man will be sold globally by NBC Universal International Television Distribution.
MacDonald called the show a “visually striking crime thriller”.