Well, it had to happen. Chuck showrunner Josh Schwartz is behind the Stateside version
Chuck showrunner and co-creator Josh Schwartz is planning to make a US version of Misfits , the coolest superhero show ever to come out of the UK.
According to Vulture (opens in new tab) (via Bleeding Cool (opens in new tab) ), “Fake Empire, the Warner Bros TV-based production company Schwartz runs with partner Stephanie Savage, has just finalised a deal for the rights to the show.”
The series’ UK creator and writer Howard Overman ( number eight in out SFX Hot 50 (opens in new tab) ) will be helping out retooling the show for the States. Interestingly, Schwartz and Overman are foregoing the traditional development process, in which a network buys a pitch and later decides whether or not to film a pilot, and instead, the they’re writing the new Misfits on spec, hopefully in the next couple of months, so that they can shop it around the studios in early 2012.
Misfits series three starts airing in the UK later this month on E4.