The Misfits has become a show that like BBC’s Being Human, has so far defied the usual television stigma of being doomed for the axe every time it loses one of the cast. Now, with the fourth series of the hit show rolling towards our screens at a rapid pace, the show will be faced with it’s biggest challenge yet after some of the series biggest stars, Simon (Iwan Rheon), Alisha (Antonia Thomas) and Kelly (Lauren Socha) left after the third series concluded.
But series creator Howard Overman and producer Matt Strevens think that the show will continue to find success, as Overman’s strong words quickly reveal:
“Nobody likes it when their favourite characters leave a show, but EastEnders survived without Rolly the poodle, and so will we.”
Of course, fans eyes are set on the additions of new Misfits Jess (Karla Crome) and Finn (Nathan McMullen). Strevens gave little hints as to what the new guys are like:
“So we have Jess and Finn [who] are on community service and we meet them in episode one. Then we have Alex, who is not in orange but is key to the series story arc. And finally Abby who the gang meet at a party later in the series but you will have to see if she joins the main gang or not.
As when Rudy replaced Nathan we’re not trying to replace like with like .The new gang are very different and the dynamic feels totally new – but still Misfits”
Overman told us what else we might expect in series four:
“killer rabbits and the four horsemen of the apocalypse and a puppy [that] meets a very tragic demise. In some ways this series is a lot like Pet Rescue, only with super powers and swearing.
Probation workers are never safe in Misfits…although the new one is a scary bastard.”
Also a hot topic is what new powers we might see and Strevens gave a tease of what we are getting:
“I can do you telekinesis, x-ray vision, a very bad memory, and the power to be pussy whipped.”
Misfits series Four will appear on our screens sometime later this year.