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Sky has teamed up with comics legend Stan Lee to make his first drama for UK TV. Called 'Lucky Man', the show focusses on a "different kind of superhero" according to Lee.

James Nesbitt stars as DI Harry Clayton, a London cop who's down on his luck. His wife (Eve Best) has left him because of his gambling habit, his boss thinks he's in league with the devil, and he owes a huge amount of money to an underworld crime boss.

Things seem to look up when he meets a mysterious woman who gives him a bracelet that grants him the power to control luck. But at what cost?

Nesbitt ('The Hobbit', 'The Missing') and Best ('Nurse Jackie', 'The Honourable Woman') star alongside Sienna Guillory ('Fortitude', 'Luther') and Amara Karan ('The Darjeeling Limited', 'Kidnap and Ransom').

Also starring are Darren Boyd ('Spy', 'Fortitude'), Omid Djalili ('Moonfleet', 'Pirates of the Caribbean'), Jing Lusi ('Holby City') and Kenneth Tsang ('Die Another Day').

"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.

"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."

Each episode of the 10-part series will be an hour long and will be made by Carnival Films, the production company behind 'Downton Abbey'.

'Lucky Man' is based on an original idea by Lee. It will be made in collaboration with Lee's multi-media company Pow! Entertainment, and will air in 2016.

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