Comic legend Stan Lee creating new superhero TV series

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Mar 31, 2015, 6:09 PM EDT (Updated)

Stan Lee is already a living legend, having created the better part of Marvel’s all-star roster, but you definitely can’t accuse the guy of resting on his laurels. Up next? An all-new superhero series for a U.K. network.

The new series is dubbed Lucky Man, and is based on an original idea by Lee that focuses on a detective who is given a charmed bracelet that allows him to make his own good luck. Though the pitch sounds a bit wide for a superhero show, that’s how they’re apparently billing the project, so we’ll go along. The series will star James Nesbitt (The Hobbit) in the lead detective role, along with co-stars Eve Best, Amara Karan and Omid Djalili.

Lee told The Guardian that he’s always found the concept of luck to be a fascinating topic, and this series will finally give him a chance to “share that fascination with audiences around the world.” Behind the scenes, Lee is joined by veteran U.K. executive producer Richard Fell, who teased that Lucky Man will be “a different kind of superhero show”:

“Stan has come up with an absolutely brilliant idea; something that we can all relate to. What if you could control luck? Would that be the greatest thing you could give someone, or their worst nightmare? It’s a twist which brings the whole superhero genre right back down to earth.”

The first season of Lucky Man will consist of 10 hourlong episodes, and the series is set to air in 2016 on Sky 1. NBC Universal International Distribution is handling global rights, so if the series is any good, there’s a chance it could eventually head stateside.

Are you interested in checking this one out? Does Lee still have the magic touch?

(Via IGN)