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Last month it was announced that the British series Misfits is set for a U.S. remake from Freeform, and now we have word on two more additions to the cast, with Deadline reporting that Charlie Saxton (Hung) and Dave Foley (NewsRadio) have joined the project as series regulars.
Saxton will play Simon, who is described as “Intelligent and odd, Simon makes his way through life ignored by the world at large. Alternately tormented and shunned by his roommates, Simon has just as much trouble connecting with the other misfits he meets at community service.” Foley is set to portray Bernie, “a disheveled driver (think Uber), he’s clumsy, dorky and wearing clothes from 1990. Everything about this guy screams ‘desperate’”.
- Gary Collinson
Foley has joined the potential superhero drama as as series regular, our sister site Deadline reports. His character, Bernie, is a schlubby, desperate car-service driver who is clumsy and rather desperate.
Misfits, an adaptation of a British cult hit, centers on a group of young offenders in a community-service program who develop otherworldly powers after being hit by a mysterious electrical storm. The cast includes Ashleigh Lathrop (Sirens) as Alicia, a spoiled, vapid, »
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We’re one step closer to getting an American version of “Misfits.” Freeform has given a pilot order to a sci-fi drama inspired by the cult British series, Deadline reports. The project hails from Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz’s Fake Empire and “iZombie” co-creator Diane Ruggiero-Wright, who penned the pilot and is signed on to serve as showrunner. Victoria Mahoney will helm the pilot.
The original E4 series ran for five seasons and follows a motley crew of young offenders sentenced to participate in a community service program. The young adults obtain supernatural powers in the aftermath of a mysterious electrical storm.
Savage, Schwartz, and Ruggiero will serve as executive producers alongside the creator of the original series, Howard Overman, and Clerkenwell Films’ Murray Ferguson, who produced the UK version. Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski will co-executive produce.
Ruggiero co-wrote the “Veronica Mars” movie and wrote for the critically acclaimed teen detective series. She’s penned episodes of “The Ex List,” “Cupid,” and “Dirty Sexy Money.” “iZombie” is currently in its third season and was recently renewed by The CW for a fourth.
Freeform Orders “Misfits” Reboot Pilot From Diane Ruggiero-Wright was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
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Today we learned that iZombies executive producer Diane Ruggiero-Wright Misfits reboot Was given a pilot order at Freeform. Deadline reported that the American version of The British show has already cast 4 of the 5 members of the show's original juvenile delinquents. Let's check it out below.
In 2009 British Channel E4 launched a TV series called,The Misfits, a science fiction show about a group of juvenile offenders sentenced to work in a community service program. On the first day of the program, there's a freak electrical storm that causes them to gain superpowers. The show lasted five years and by the end had replaced every original character on the show.
The Original cast of the British series was:
Curtis Donovan played by Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. Curtis had been sentenced to community service after being caught in possession of cocaine. Curtis's power is to rewind time whenever he experiences the men's regret enabling »
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The British show Misfits, about a group of young offenders who gain super powers after a freak electrical storm, is about to get the U.S. remake treatment.
Per Deadline, Freeform has ordered a pilot for the remake that comes from Fake Empire’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. iZombie‘s Diane Ruggiero-Wright has already written the pilot and will act as showrunner. Freeform has already cast four of the five leads for the series in Ashleigh Lathrop (Siren), Tre Hall (Rebel), Allie MacDonald (Orphan Black) and Jack Cannavale (Nurse Jackie).
Lathrop is playing Alicia, “a spoiled, vapid, middle-class party girl who seems to have three main goals in life: have fun, look hot and get guys.”
Hall has been cast as Curtis, “a talented and cocky football player with a promising career ahead of him who is used to everything going his way.”
MacDonald portrays Kelly, a “tough and »
- Ricky Church
Freeform is betting on some Misfits for its next potential series.
Relatedblack-ish Spinoff Gets 13-Episode Order at Freeform — and a New Title
The project centers on a group of young offenders in a community-service program who develop supernatural powers after being hit by a mysterious electrical storm. The cast includes Ashleigh Lathrop (Sirens) as Alicia, a spoiled, vapid, middle-class party girl; Tre Hall (ABC’s upcoming Ten Days in the Valley) as Curtis, »
Exclusive: Freeform has given a pilot order to Misfits, a supernatural drama inspired by the British series. It comes from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (iZombie, Veronica Mars), who wrote the adaptation and serves as showrunner. Cast as four of the five leads in the pilot are Ashleigh Lathrop (Sirens), Tre Hall (Rebel), Allie MacDonald (Orphan Black) and Jake Cannavale (Nurse Jackie), son of actor Bobby Cannavale. Victoria… »
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