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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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), from the makers of Merlin (opens in new tab), 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."

 

Nicholas Cannon
Nicholas Cannon

I'm a huge fan of television so I really have found the perfect job, as I've been writing about TV shows, films and interviewing major television, film and sports stars for over 25 years. I'm currently TV Content Director on What's On TV, TV Times, TV and Satellite Week magazines plus Whattowatch.com. I previously worked on Woman and Woman's Own in the 1990s. Outside of work I swim every morning, support Charlton Athletic football club and get nostalgic about TV shows Cagney & Lacey, I Claudius, Dallas and Tenko. I'm totally on top of everything good coming up too.