‘Misfits’ axed as filming begins on final series

Misfits series 5 to be the last!

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Misfits creator Howard Overman, Clerkenwell Films and E4 have announced that the fifth series of supernatural drama Misfits is to be the last.

The Bafta, RTS and Broadcast award-winning series will return for a final 8 episodes and stars, Joseph Gilgun (Rudy), Karla Crome (Jess), Nathan McMullen (Finn), Matt Stokoe (Alex) and Natasha O’Keeffe (Abby).

The new series marks the first anniversary of the storm and a support group forms on the estate for those people who find having a super power isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Like… the ability to knit visions of the future, or to shag unwanted powers out of other people (you read that right) or to transform into a turtle. And as Dark Rudy likes to talk-slash-moan, it should come as no surprise that he is the first of our gang to start attending. And it’s here that he sees a very different future facing the team – one which could change things forever.

Murray Ferguson, Chief Executive of Clerkenwell Films, says: “Misfits was a bold and confident commission that backed original ideas and new talent, quickly becoming a hit with its audience on E4 and around the world. It’s been great to produce a show that has been able to innovate on screen and online, and that broke new ground premiering with huge success on Hulu in America. Misfits has been an exciting and rewarding ride for us all and we now look forward to ending the show with a bang!”

Roberto Troni, drama commissioning editor says: “Misfits took the superhero genre and spun it on its head in an utterly unique and ambitious way. It was big, clever, funny and deliriously entertaining! E4 couldn’t be more proud of what the show has achieved. It has won countless awards, has launched the careers of directors and actors, and has played a vital part in E4’s continuing success. Howard and co have some BIG plans for the last series and like the characters in the show, it won’t be going quietly. Strap in and enjoy one final glorious ride!”

The series is produced by Clerkenwell Films (Afterlife, Persuasion) and written by Howard Overman (Misfits, Merlin). Executive producers for Clerkenwell Films are Murray Ferguson and Petra Fried.

Misfits will air on E4 in autumn 2013.