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Josh Schwartz Working on US 'Misfits' Remake

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 19th 2011 1:10PM
It was only a matter of time before 'Misfits' attracted the attention of American TV movers and shakers.

According to Vulture, Josh Schwartz, the teen angst maven who gave audiences 'The OC' and 'Gossip Girl,' is working on an American version of the wildly popular British series about young adults with superpowers.

'Misfits' isn't totally unfamiliar to US audiences, the first two seasons of the hit E4 show made their way to Hulu this summer and have been viewed by millions.


Before you start thinking of every other failed US adaptation of a British show ('Life on Mars,' 'Skins), know this: 'Misfits' creator Howard Overman is reportedly working with Schwartz to pen the American version. There's no network attached yet and Schwartz and Overman plan to write the script on spec.

The duo could begin shopping the projects around to networks late 2011 or early 2012.

'Misfits,' a BAFTA award-winning sci-fi drama, follows a group of young community service workers who get powers after a freak electrical storm. Only 13 episodes of the series have been produced. The third season debuts on E4 in late October.

Watch the full first episode of the series below!

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The biggest thing about Misfits can't be translated into American television. First of all, the language and the content can't be shown on mainstream channels. Second of all, there are going to be anorexic and "perfect" people playing them. Third of all, the main couple of the show, "Simon & Alisha" will be ruined because no chance that the American writers can write a good story for them, and besides I'm sure Alisha's will not be played by a non-white girl. So, there won't be any diversity (especially if the guy who made gossip girl is making it...gossip girl basically never even had a non-white GUEST STAR forget about main cast!) and haha good luck finding in a nathan, curtis, alisha, simon, and especially kelly...I have no idea how they're going to do this. It's just going to be like another bad American supernatural show.

April 18 2013 at 10:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Why dont they just air Misfits as it is in the U.S!! This has to be stopped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:D

July 24 2012 at 7:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think Josh Schwartz is going to make this an amazing show. Think less Gossip Girl and The OC and more Chuck. Ideally this show would be on a channel that isn't so censored but I think the most we can hope for will be fox. "So brash, so bold" Sounds like misfits to me.

May 16 2012 at 9:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Scooter Willy

i love misfits its on of the best shows i ever seen if it comes to the u.s they better do it justice because its damn good already!

May 15 2012 at 12:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Please don't put it on MTV :((((( MTV killed skins, and pretty much anything it touches. Put it on the STARS or another prime channel that we have to pay for because of swearing and nudity. I want it to be full of life not killed because of censorship!

March 31 2012 at 12:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"Maven who gave us The O.C. and Gossip Girl..."
this remake is screwed.

March 06 2012 at 1:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Who cares if they do a remake anyway, I loved the first two seasons of misfits but the third already seemed to be going downhill. Personally, I love the american remake of shameless much better than the UK version and I am interested to see them try with misfits. Both the UK and the US make **** shows with one in every 10 being decent and thats an under estimating. Even if the american version does suck how will that affect the UK version, short answer it won't, so quit ur bitching.

March 04 2012 at 12:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Ballberg's comment

I am from the US and it will affect me!!! Misfits(season 1 & 2) is amazing and they are going to make it shitty as ****! Just stop!

July 24 2012 at 7:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How 'bout "no"?

February 27 2012 at 10:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

usa vs is so sencered how could i watch this show without the sex sceens/vulgor language **** D: and what not c monnn now dont make a diffrent verson :/ just air the regular verson on tv :P tired of watching it on hulu

February 14 2012 at 11:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If the original creator is involved, it could work, ie .the office. It would definitely have to be on HBO or Shotime though.

February 06 2012 at 5:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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