TV News: MISFITS To End With Fifth Series

Written by Paul Mount Tuesday, 02 April 2013

TV News

E4 have announced that their long-running ‘superhero’ series Misfits will end with the recently-commissioned fifth season, due to broadcast later this year. The series was created by Howard Overman, who is now masterminding BBC One’s new Saturday night family drama Atlantis which begins filming this month in Wales. The current cast - Joseph Gilgun, Karla Crome, Nathan McMullen, Matt Stokoe and Natasha O’Keefe - are all expected to return for the lasting-episode run. E4’s commissioning editor Roberto Troni says “Howard and co have some BIG plans for the series and… it won’t be going quietly.” The series debuted in 2009 and its mixture of off-the-wall superpower heroics and cheerful vulgarity saw its  popularity increase to the extent that by the beginning of the third series it was attracting audiences of just under 2 million. But as the show’s original cast moved on the audience fell away during the most recent season which tended to sideline the core concept of young characters gifted with strange powers by a mysterious storm and play up the sometimes stomach-churning sexual content and overdose on endless swearing. Despite the fact the show has been running for five years the last series will apparently celebrate the first anniversary of the storm which started it all. Fans will be hoping for a finale which brings the story to a proper conclusion and a series which puts the focus firmly back on the characters and their special powers rather than obsessing with their sexual shenanigans.

MISFITS Season 5 will be screened on E4 towards the end of the year.

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