- Video Games
- About Us
The long developing US remake of Misfits is heading to Freeform.
Created by Howard Overman, Misfits ran from 2009 to 2013 and centered on a group of “misfit” teens serving community service when a electrical storm gives them superpowers. The characters in the American adaptation will be 20-somethings who gain their powers from exposure to a mysterious chemical, but hopefully the new series features powers as unconventional as those in the original. (Psychic manipulation of milk, anyone?)
Chuck writer-producer Josh Schwartz was initially developing the American remake with Overman, but as io9 notes, there’s no mention of the latter in this latest bit of news on the project.
I was a big fan of the first two seasons of Misfits, but I became less and less invested in the show as more of the original cast members left. However, I’m interested in seeing how they adapt the series, a British take on the American superhero genre, back for American audiences…although saying that now I realize how awful it could be, especially if they take a “safer” approach. At the same time, a new start might allow the series to recapture what made the early seasons of Misfits so fun to watch.