Chuck Showrunner Planning American Misfits Remake

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 (via Bleeding Cool ), “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 ) 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.

Check out our exclusive interview with the Misfits series three cast here.

Check out our Misfits series three preview here.

Dave Golder
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Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.