Stan Lee is set to bring his creative talents to the British small screen for the first time, as the legendary comic book writer is penning a new drama for UK television. ‘Lucky Man’, which will star James Nesbitt, has already begun filming and will air on Sky One next year, the channel has confirmed.

Stan LeeStan Lee is bringing 'Lucky Man' to Sky One next year.

Nesbitt stars as DI Harry Clayton, a gambler and policeman in London who is given a charm by a mysterious woman which appears to enable him to make his own luck. Once he has the charm Clayton, whose wife and child had left him thanks to his gambling, begins to see his fortunes change for the better.

Eve Best, who starred in BBC2’s ‘The Honourable Woman’ last year, will play Clayton’s wife alongside a cast which includes, Sienna Guillory, Amara Karan, Darren Boyd, Omid Djalili and Kenneth Tsang. The series will be produced by Carnival Films, the company which is also behind ‘Downton Abbey’.

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Speaking after the series’ announcement, executive producer Richard Fell said, “'Lucky Man' is a different kind of superhero show – Stan has come up with an absolutely brilliant idea; something that we can all relate to.”

“What if you could control luck? Would that be the greatest thing you could give someone, or their worst nightmare? It’s a twist which brings the whole superhero genre right back down to earth,” Hall added.

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92 year old Lee also shared his enthusiasm for the new series saying, ”Luck has always been a fascinating subject to me, 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,” the comic book creator added.