James Nesbitt, Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters all coming to Sky 1 next year in two new Sky Original Productions
Get ready for action packed drama on Sky 1 next year with a third series of Stan Lee’s LUCKY MAN and new series BULLETPROOF.
James Nesbitt will be back on our screens as luck-controlling Detective Inspector Clayton in a third instalment of Stan Lee‘s LUCKY MAN, while BAFTA winning Noel Clarke (Adulthood and Kidulthood) and award-winning actor and rapper Ashley Walters (Top Boy, So Solid Crew) are teaming up as a detective duo in new police drama BULLETPROOF.
The two Sky Original Productions are part of Sky 1’s plans to bring viewers British drama, full of action, adventure and incredible characters, featuring some of the UK’s best actors.
The Director of Sky 1 Adam MacDonald was very pleased with the new dramas coming onto the channel: “Stan Lee’s Lucky Man and Bulletproof are exactly the kind of bold drama that Sky 1 viewers love. We’re in for quite the ride in this next chapter of Lucky Man and like the show’s million-strong fan base, I can’t wait to see the return of James Nesbitt as Detective Inspector Clayton. With Bulletproof we have an ambitious story and in Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters, we have two fantastic actors to bring our police duo, Bishop and Pike, to life. Both shows are part of a new line up of shows on Sky 1 next year that will keep everyone entertained.”
There is no doubt that LUCKY MAN is very popular with the audience as they couldn’t get enough of the first two series with over one million of them tuning in to each and every episode.
The third part of the hit crime drama promises to up the stakes, bringing more thrilling twists and turns across eight new episodes.
In the third chapter of comic book legend Stan Lee’s creation, DI Harry Clayton is in Hong Kong, looking for answers about his ‘lucky’ charm where he comes up against some nasty underworld characters who have their eyes on more than just his bracelet.
Joining James Nesbitt are show favourites Amara Karan, returning as DS Suri Chohan, Sienna Guillory as Eve and Stephen Hagan as Rich Clayton.
BULLETPROOF will no doubt be yet another hit TV series for Sky 1. Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters star in BULLETPROOF as police duo, Bishop and Pike – two best mates, bonded by the same moral code despite their very obvious differences. Packed full of humour, action and emotion, the show centres on the relationships between fathers and sons and is about friendship, conspiracies and ghosts from the past.
Growing up Bishop (Clarke) and Pike (Walters) had very different lives. Pike’s dad was the first black police commissioner and he grew up always trying to live up to his expectations, while Bishop grew up looking for a father figure as he was passed around foster homes, moving from school to school.
Their pasts have shaped their different approaches to life, and yet they have a love and respect for each other that seems unbreakable. Their friendship is yet to be properly tested until now…
Star and co-creator Noel Clarke said: “I’m ecstatic that the show Ashley, myself and Nick created is here. We’ve worked many years in the industry, but never all together. We’ve grown and evolved as artists and this will be a series that fans and non-fans alike will be drawn to. Enjoy the ride!”
Ashley Walters shared his thoughts on working on the show: “I am really excited to be working with Noel and Nick on this project. I have been inspired by both of them for years and collaborating with them on this will produce something amazing. Years in the making but finally here !!! #alwayswinning”
Stan Lee’s LUCKY MAN 3 and BULLETPROOF start filming next month and will be available only on Sky 1 and TV streaming service NOW TV in the UK and Ireland in 2018.