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Misfits 

A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers.

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Howard Overman
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Series cast summary:
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett ...  Curtis Donovan 25 episodes, 2009-2012
Joseph Gilgun ...  Rudy Wade 25 episodes, 2011-2013
Iwan Rheon ...  Simon Bellamy 21 episodes, 2009-2011
Lauren Socha ...  Kelly Bailey 21 episodes, 2009-2011
Antonia Thomas ...  Alisha Daniels 21 episodes, 2009-2011
Karla Crome ...  Jess 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Nathan McMullen ...  Finn Samson 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Shaun Dooley ...  Greg 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Matt Stokoe ...  Alex 15 episodes, 2012-2013
Robert Sheehan ...  Nathan Young 15 episodes, 2009-2011
Natasha O'Keeffe ...  Abbey Smith 11 episodes, 2012-2013
Craig Parkinson ...  Shaun 11 episodes, 2010-2011
Matthew McNulty ...  Seth 11 episodes, 2010-2012
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Nathan, Kelly, Simon, Alisha and Curtis were expecting their community service to be boring. However after a freak thunderstorm they discover that it is anything but dull. Bestowed with strange powers, the five very different teens realize they have a lot more to worry about than just picking up litter, especially as they discover that they are not the only ones who have been given strange powers. Secrets will be revealed, feelings brought to the surface and relationships formed and broken. But hey, its only 12 weeks of community service; what's the worst that could happen? Written by LadyN1

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When five young outsiders on community service get caught in a strange storm they soon realise they have developed superpowers.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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Clerkenwell Films See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Over the course of the show's first three seasons, each character was given their own Twitter accounts, supervised by writer Howard Overman himself. Initially used for Viral Marketing, these accounts were also used to provide extra information about each character and were key to the 'Guy in the Mask' arc during the show's second series. They also bridged gaps between series' building up to the Misfits: Vegas, Baby! (2011) and Misfits: Erazer (2011) spin-off short films. See more »

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Nathan Young: We're a bunch of young offenders and not one of us knows how to steal a car? That is pathetic.
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Best show on TV right now
26 November 2009 | by j-cameron22See all my reviews

Where DID this show come from? Though it's not the most original concept (freak lightning storm strikes and gives a ragtag bunch of community service workers special powers) this show rises above Heroes and the many clones by bringing enough freshness to the table. Now I'm judging this show having just watched the first two episodes. At first it looks like your average Skins type rip-off but it very quickly establishes an intriguing plot with lovable characters and unexpected twists aplenty. The script is sharp like a razor and offers laugh-out-loud moments and witticisms to rival the best episodes of Friends or Fraiser. All the misfits are perfectly cast and brilliantly acted with just the right amount of cynicism and pathos and the situations don't seem forced like Heroes often does but emerge logically and organically from the characters. Even the powers themselves extend from the character's personas. Fantastic show. I cannot recommend it enough!


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