Sky 1 today announces the return of Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, made by Carnival Films, after it emerged that the first series (which ends on Friday 25th March) became the channel’s highest-rated original drama series. It averaged 1.9million viewers and also consolidated well on the network’s online streaming NOW TV service. With all this in mind, it’s not surprise that the show has will be coming back in 2017.
James Nesbitt will also return as Harry Clayton, the troubled London cop (ie gambling addict) whose fortunes change when he is given a lucky bracelet, which gives him unlimited luck.
Series two will see Nesbitt return to his role as DI 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.”
It hasn’t been one of my favourites if I’m being honest, but I salute Sky for making British crime drama with a supernatural/fantasy twist. Let’s see where they take Harry in series two!