Misfits has started filming its fifth and final series on E4.
Howard Overman’s teen drama, about a group of young offenders who obtain supernatural powers, will air for the last time later this year. The fifth series will feature eight 60-minute episodes.
The characters Rudy (Joseph Gilgun), Jess (Karla Crome), Finn (Nathan McMullen), Alex (Matt Stokoe) and Abby (Natasha O’Keeffe) will all be involved in the show’s last run. The new series will mark the first anniversary of the storm that gave the group powers.
Murray Ferguson, chief executive of Clerkenwell Films, said: “Misfits was a bold and confident commission that backed original ideas and new talent, quickly becoming a hit with its audience on E4 and around the world.
“It’s been great to produce a show that has been able to innovate on screen and online, and that broke new ground premiering with huge success on Hulu in America.
“Misfits has been an exciting and rewarding ride for us all and we now look forward to ending the show with a bang!”
Roberto Troni, Channel 4 drama commissioning editor, said: “Misfits took the superhero genre and spun it on its head in an utterly unique and ambitious way. It was big, clever, funny and deliriously entertaining!
“E4 couldn’t be more proud of what the show has achieved. It has won countless awards, has launched the careers of directors and actors, and has played a vital part in E4’s continuing success.
“Howard and co have some BIG plans for the last series and like the characters in the show, it won’t be going quietly. Strap in and enjoy one final glorious ride!”