An underworld kingpin instructs his honcho to recruit people endowed with 'Luck' from across the globe to take part in a series of games designed to test their 'Luck' factor, as gamblers around the world bet on them.
Michael Mann and creator David Milch got along so badly during the making of the pilot that Mann banned Milch from the set for the rest of the season, something Milch resented a lot because he loves watching the actors work up close. See more »
Luck was an epic show. In only 9 episodes, it weaved together numerous, insanely complex story lines which many people probably had trouble following. But what started as a 'too dense for anything but pretense' project soon turned into an amazingly broad show whose characters included mafia, rounders, trainers, jockeys, agents, horse owners, and many others - to create an incredibly smart show which, in my opinion, sought to expose the world of horse racing to the many who are uninformed, or simply would not normally care. The characters and writing were top notch, and this definitely should have been allowed more time to flesh out.
Hopefully another network won't be as scared of PETA and will pick it up.
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