Press Release – Misfits are coming to E4

Really not sure what to make of this concept of  Skins meet X Men. This is either going to be really good or really bad, I can’t see a middle ground for this one.

Still I thought The Inbetweeners was going to be rubbish and I bloody loved that show.

The launch trailer was pretty cool though so I’m crossing my fingers that e4 can pull it off again.

Check out the press release below for more info. You can also check out the Misfits website for cast profiles, photos and a  synopsis of the first episode.

E4’s commitment to bold and original home-grown drama continues apace with new comedy drama series Misfits. When five young outsiders on Community Service get caught in a strange storm they quickly discover that they have developed superpowers.

The show features a hot young cast of emerging acting talent – Robert Sheehan (Red Riding), Iwan Rheon (Spring Awakening), Lauren Socha (The Unloved) Nathan Stewart Jarrett (The History Boys) and newcomer Antonia Thomas.

Party-girl Alisha (Thomas) can send anyone into a sexual frenzy with just a single touch; hard-as-nails Kelly (Socha) can hear people’s thoughts; one-time sporting hero Curtis (Jarrett) discovers that he has the ability to turn back time; and even painfully shy Simon (Rheon) can make himself invisible – which is what he has always felt.

These transformations make things even more painful for smart-aleck Nathan (Sheehan), the only member of the ASBO gang who appears unaffected by the storm. The biggest mystery about him remains how he got his community service order in the first place – all that anyone knows is there was a mysterious incident involving some pick ‘n mix…

Unlike their more conventional superhero counterparts, they don’t trade in their Reebok classics and ankle tags for capes and tights. Instead, they discover just how tough life can be when you’re harnessed with a superpower that you didn’t want in the first place. That and the fact you’ve got a curfew order…

The series is the first major commission for writer Howard Overman (Merlin, Hustle). Upcoming directors Tom Green and Tom Harper take the helm.

GS Reporter: Nuge

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