Ahead of its season one finale tonight, Sky 1 has recommissioned Stan Lee’s Lucky Man for a second season, which is hardly surprising as the show has become the most watched original drama on the channel ever.
Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, based on an idea by the comic legend who gave the world Spider-Man, The Avengers and The X-Men, has achieved an average audience of 1.9 million in the UK, and is also the most-watched Sky 1 program on its online streaming service Now TV.
The London-based cop show follows down-on-his-luck murder detective and gambler Harry Clayton (James Nesbitt) who find himself at the heart of a conspiracy after being given a magical bracelet that brings him supernatural luck (when he can remember to use it).
“They say that you make your own luck, and I’m pleased to say that in this case we did,” says Nesbitt on the renewal. “I’m delighted that Lucky Man was so popular with viewers and look forward to being back on Sky 1 in 2017.”
“What a thrill it is that Lucky Man’s coming back for another sensational season!” says Stan Lee. “It’s going to be a terrific new ride with Harry and the gang, where fortune smiles on those who catch my king-sized cameo in season two!”
Co-creator Neil Biswas has told The Hollywood Reporter that his involvement in season two isn’t likely to be significant as he looks to direct his first feature, a psychological horror movie set in India.
Sky 1 has released this infographic to prove just how happy they are with the show’s season one performance. Click on it for a larger version: