UK show “Lucky Man”, brainchild of the prolific Stan Lee, is finally available to those of us on the other side of the pond. Lee came up with a concept about a detective who finds a mysterious artifact that allows him to alter his own luck, and perhaps that of others, and change the outcome of events. Essentially, the bearer of the artifact holds the power. James Nesbitt (recently a dwarf, Bofur, in The Hobbit films) plays the lead character, Harry Clayton, with Leilah de Meza, Eve Best, and Sienna Guillory also starring.
The first season (or series, as the Brits prefer) came out January 2016, and can now be watched on iTunes. Season two will debut this year, presumably both in the UK and the US/Canada. Much like the release of “Sherlock,” we should be able to watch not long after the series’ UK release.
Stan Lee had the following to say about Lucky Man: “Luck has always been a fascinating subject to me, and I am thrilled to finally share that fascination and the story of Harry Clayton with audiences in the US and Canada. I feel like the luckiest man in the world. Excelsior!”
I, for one, am shocked that Detective Clayton does not bear the alliterative first and last name convention of other Marvel heroes, from Peter Parker to Jessica Jones to “Daredevil’s” Matt Murdock. Will you be tuning in to this latest bit of superhero intrigue?