Misfits is coming to America. Deadline reports Freeform has ordered a pilot based on the UK TV series.
The original show, which ran on E4 in the UK, “revolves around a group of young offenders in a community service program who develop supernatural powers after being hit by a mysterious electrical storm.” The comedy-drama ran for five seasons before ending in 2013.
Freeform‘s Misfits pilot comes from writer Diane Ruggiero-Wright and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire. So far, the cast includes Ashleigh LaThrop, Tre Hall, Allie MacDonald, and Jake Cannavale.
Read more details from Deadline below:
Lathrop will play Alicia, a spoiled, vapid, middle-class party girl who seems to have three main goals in life: have fun, look hot and get guys. Hall plays Curtis, a talented and cocky football player with a promising career ahead of him who is used to everything going his way. MacDonald plays the tough and trashy Kelly, who is street smart with a hair-trigger temper and a penchant for beating the crap out of people. Cannavale plays Nathan, a con artist and thief with a heavily inflated sense of his own attractiveness, intelligence and potential.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the UK series? Will you watch the new Misfits?