Marvel comics mastermind Stan Lee writes TV drama starring James Nesbitt

The creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk has penned a drama for Sky1

Excelsior! The moustachioed genius responsible for Spider-man, Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men and innumerable other comic book icons has written a new drama for Sky 1. 


Lucky Man will follow downtrodden London policeman DI Harry Clayton (James Nesbitt), who finds lady luck smiling on him after he is given an enchanted bracelet. But are his newfound powers as lucky as they seem?

The six-part drama, also starring Eve Best (Nurse Jackie) as his estranged wife, is being made in collaboration with Lee’s company POW! Entertainment and will go out on Sky 1 in 2016.

“Luck has always been a fascinating subject to me, and I am excited to finally share that fascination with audiences around the world,” Lee said of his new show. “With all the creative projects I have worked on, I sure am a lucky man myself and I am excited to be working with Sky 1 and Carnival Films on this latest project.”

Lee is best know as one of the central masterminds behind the Marvel comics revolution of the 1960s, but this is far from the first time he’s worked outside of comics. As well as cameos in nerdy shows like The Big Bang Theory and almost every Marvel-associated film…

…he also hosted the reality show Who Wants to Be a Superhero. And then there’s Striperella, the short lived adult cartoon, in which Pamela Anderson played an exotic dancer cum secret agent. Let’s not talk about Stripperella.