Trailer: Lucky Man Season 2 gets February air date
James R | On 24, Jan 2017
Lucky Man will return in February for a second season, Sky has announced.
Sky 1’s most successful original drama series was created by Stan Lee and made in collaboration with Lee’s multi-media entertainment company POW! Entertainment. It stars James Nesbitt as a London-based cop, Harry Clayton, who is struggling to come to terms with his gambling addiction when he reluctantly ends up wearing a bracelet that seems to give him endless luck. With the help of his partner, DS Suri Chohan (Amara Karan), Harry’s job is to solve particularly puzzling murder cases – while refusing to use his new-found ‘power’ to assist him in any way.
Nesbitt heads up a returning cast that includes Eve Best (Nurse Jackie, The Honourable Woman), Sienna Guillory (Fortitude, High-Rise), Steven Mackintosh (The Halcyon, Luther) and Darren Boyd (Fortitude, Case Sensitive).
Joining Season 2 is Dutch actress Thekla Reuten (Hidden, Restless, The American) as Isabella, “a mysterious temptress who has more than a passing interest in DI Harry Clayton and the ancient bracelet that appears to bestow him with good fortune”. Also joining the cast are Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones, That Day We Sang), Jonathan Aris (The Night Manager, Sherlock) and Matthew McNulty (The Musketeers, Black Work).
Richard Fell and Gareth Neame are the executive producers for Carnival Films and Anne Mensah, Head of Drama and Anna Ferguson are the executive producers forSky 1. Stan Lee and producing partner Gill Champion are co-executive producers. Madonna Baptiste is the producer of the second series.
Lucky Man Season 2 will premiere on 24th February on Sky 1, with Season 1 available on-demand through Sky Box Sets. Don’t have Sky? You can also catch up with it on-demand, and stream Season 2 live, on NOW, as part of a £7.99 monthly subscription, with no contract and a 7-day free trial.
Here’s a trailer:
Sky 1’s Lucky Man renewed for second season
25th March 2016
Sky 1 has renewed Lucky Man for a second season.
The show, created by comic book legend Stan Lee and made by Carnival Films, has been a flagship original commission for Sky 1. It stars James Nesbitt as Detective Inspector Clayton, who inherits a bracelet that appears to give him unlimited good fortune.
The action-packed crime drama about fate, gambling, superstition and consequences is the channel’s highest-rated original drama series ever, delivering an average cumulative audience of 1.9 million across its nine episodes so far – the tenth and final episode will air on Sky 1 tonight at 9pm.
The show has also been the most watched Sky 1 programme week after week on online streaming service NOW, which gives non-Sky customers live and on-demand streaming access to Sky TV channels.
Season 2 of the show will see James Nesbitt return to his role as Detective Inspector Clayton, as he struggles to control his compulsions and the never-ending battle between good and bad luck.
“They say that you make your own luck and I’m pleased to say that in this case we did!” says Nesbitt. “I’m delighted that Lucky Man was so popular with viewers and look forward to being back on Sky 1 in 2017.”
The second run of Lucky Man will span another 10 episodes and will be produced by Carnival Films, the makers of Downton Abbey and The Last Kingdom, in association with Lee and Gill Champion from co-creator POW! The series is distributed by NBCUniversal International Distribution.
Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky 1, adds: “What more could you ask for? It’s a crowd-pleasing crime drama combining the talents of Marvel mastermind Stan Lee and award-winning actor James Nesbitt. Roll on series two.”
Stan Lee says Season 2 will be “a terrific new ride with Harry and the gang, where fortune smiles on those who catch my king sized cameo”.
Richard Fell, Executive Producer at Carnival Films said: “We are thrilled that the show seems to have found its audience on Sky 1. We feel truly lucky to be able to bring them the next charmed chapter of Detective Inspector Harry Clayton’s amazing story.”
The recommission of Stan Lee’s Lucky Man is the latest addition to Sky 1’s slate of original drama in 2016, which includes Hooten and the Lady, Harlan Coben’s The Five and Agatha Raisin – and follows in the footsteps of previous original titles You, Me and the Apocalypse and Fungus the Bogeyman.
The whole of Lucky Man is currently available through Sky On Demand and Sky Go, or, for non-Sky customers, on NOW. You can read our review of Episode 1 and 2 here.
Photo: Steffan Hill / © 2015 Carnival Film Television Ltd