Misfits BBC Cast

The cult British sci-fi series Misfits is getting the American remake treatment thanks to a new pilot order from Freeform. Debuting back in 2009 on E4 in the UK, Misfits took the superhero concept and turned it on its head years before Deadpool hit theaters. Focusing on a group of juvenile offenders in a community service program, the five teens are granted superpowers following a mysterious storm. Mixing brash humor and a dark sensibility, the show explored real-world issues like teen pregnancy, rape, and racism, all while telling an ever-expanded sci-fi story about a Britain slowly overrun by special abilities.

Like Suicide Squad, the bratty twist on the superhero formula inspired a …

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