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America may soon be getting it's own version of young punks with superpowers. Vulture reported that Josh Schwartz(Chuck) will be teaming up with the creator of the original UK series, Howard Overman, to pen a US adaption of Misfits. No deal with a network has been made as of yet, and the pair plan to complete a pilot script before taking it shopping. This unusual move will allow them to avoid the creative input of networks that typically come after presenting just a pitch.
Misfits is centered on a group of young offenders assigned to community service, who find themselves imbued with superhuman abilities after being caught in a freak lightning storm. The sci-fi dramedy has already found some fans on this side of the pond, thanks to Hulu featuring the episodes, and the critical response has been equally positive.
With the final season of Chuck beginning in just over a week, the show's diehard fans will be glad to know Schwartz is working on another project. While those who have already been enjoying Overman's Misfits can take comfort in knowing he'll have his hand in the adaption. Schedules permitting, the two should have the pilot finished and begin negotiating with networks either late this year or early in 2012.