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Misfits the Movie is 'written and ready to go'

Misfits The Movie, based on the hit E4 show, will soon be in production...

"A movie version of Misfits is already written and ready to go," Misfits writer and creator Howard Overman exclusively told What's On TV. "There are a lot of people interested in funding the project and we're just waiting for the final funds."

Misfits follows a group of teen delinquents doing community service who each acquired superhuman powers after a mysterious storm. Originally starring Robert Sheehan, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha, Antonia Thomas, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, there have been changes to the main cast over the four series. The fifth and final series is set to screen this autumn on E4.

"The Movie could be a mix of both the original characters and the new ones - I can't say more than that!" said Howard.

Before Misfits the Movie, however, Howard is working on BBC1's new 13-part fantasy series Atlantis, from the makers of Merlin, which starts later this month and features the adventures of Greek mythological characters such as Jason, Hercules, Pythagorus and Medusa.

"When I heard Merlin was ending, I knew the BBC would be looking for something to fill that slot," said Howard. "I'd been thinking about Greek myths and the idea grew from that."