Series one of Stan Lee’s Lucky Man was fantastic, and hit such a ratings high on Sky One that a series 2 was inevitable. They finally released the trailer for the upcoming series two at The Los Angeles Comic Con and it looked every bit as exciting as the first.
The renewal came last March, shortly after the original 10 episode series became the highest rated original drama on Sky One. Yet the sad thing is that if it had been greenlit on a major broadcaster in the US, then it probably wouldn’t have even been renewed. Lee made a smart choice when deciding to have Sky 1 become the main network for Lucky Man, and it is already paying dividends.
James Nesbitt stars as Henry Clayton, a cop with great work ethic but some of the most flawed balance of luck in the world. With the help of a charm that controls luck, Clayton and his team solves crime in the most original ways possible. Through it all Clayton has to deal with his own flaws as a human being, some that not even good luck will be able to help him with. This is the first time that Lee has made a series for British television, and with the current ratings of Lucky Man it won’t be his last.
Series two will find Clayton still trying to figure out the best way to use the charm, including fighting off a gambling addiction that could cause some unwanted attention. The charm bracelet has extraordinary powers, but with it comes great responsibility that he is still struggling to adapt to. Could this next series show a more mature Clayton that knows how to handles his newfound powers?
What do you think of the premise of Lucky Man? Is this Stan Lee’ finest creation for television?