UK Super-Powered Drama MISFITS Getting US Remake
Published: October 19, 2011 - 10:10am
The BAFTA winning show from writer/showrunner Howard Overman will be crossing the pond via Gossip Girl producer Josh Schwartz to begin early pre-production for a pitch to American networks.
Misfits follows five outsiders on community service who get struck by a flash storm and lumbered with special powers.
Hard as nails Kelly (Lauren Socha) can suddenly hear people’s thoughts, shamed sporting hero Curtis (Nathan Stewart Jarrett) discovers he has the ability to turn back time when he regrets something, and party girl Alisha (Antonia Thomas) can send people into a sexual frenzy when they touch her skin. Even painfully shy Simon (Iwan Rheon) can make himself invisible when he feels he’s being ignored, which makes it all the more hard to swallow for smart aleck Nathan (Robert Sheehan), who seems to have been unaffected, much to his dismay.
Unlike their more conventional counterparts, our misfits don’t swap their ankle tags and mobile phones for capes and tights. Instead, they discover what a pain in the arse life can be when you’re stuck with a super power you didn’t want.
Josh Schwartz will be overseeing the project under his Fake Empire banner alongside partner Stephanie Savage. He and the original's Howard Overman will work on a spec script that will, in turn, be pitched to networks.