Channel 4’s press department have have revealed a little more about the next series of Misfits, in and amongst information that we’d already picked up. The most notable new addition is a six foot tall rabbit.
They’re not so rare, though. It’s a tradition that goes back through Donnie Darko, Animal Crackers and on to Harvey.
Here’s the full official statement:
Joseph Gilgun, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Matthew McNulty, Karla Crome, Nathan McMullen, Matt Stokoe and Shaun Dooley sign on for a few games of table football at the community centre as Misfits continues filming.
Orange boiler suits? Check. Probation workers with questionable moral guidelines? Check. Surly attitudes and a somewhat cavalier approach to community service? Check and check. Propensity to get involved in life-threatening situations involving power tools, glass bottles, freezers full of cornettos and the occasional body? Check, check and check. Oh and some weird-ass super powers? Most definitely CHECK!
Misfits is back. And it’s business as usual. With a couple of new faces. And some powers right off the actual A-list. New girl Jess (Karla Crome – Hit and Miss, Murder) is zipping on the jumpsuit, she has X-ray vision. And – well actually that’s it. Because Finn (Nathan Mcmullen – Shameless) who also joins Jess, Rudy and Curtis in the locker room, he’s telekinetic, but not in an A-list kind of way.
As Jess and Finn start their community service, it’s not just litter they’re picking up; it’s bad vibes, body parts and power tools. And that’s just the morning shift. With a six foot killer rabbit on the estate, a mysterious but easy-on-the-eye barman (HELLO ALEX!) getting Jess a little shaken but not entirely stirred *winks knowingly* and all hell quite literally breaking loose with the arrival of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, it’s time to power up. The future’s bright. The future’s still a dirty shade of orange.
The 8 x 60 min series will be produced by Clerkenwell Films (Afterlife, Persuasion) for transmission on E4 later in 2012. Matt Strevens (Skins) produces while Nirpal Bhogal, Jonathan Van Tulleken and Dušan Lazarevic take on co-directorial duties.
Creator Howard Overman (Misfits, Merlin) and Jon Brown (Fresh Meat, Mongrels) are on writing duties, and executive producers for Clerkenwell Films Murray Ferguson and Petra Fried both return. The new series has been greenlit by Drama Commissioning Editor Sophie Gardiner.
Howard Overman’s other TV show, Vexed, returns to BBC 2 for a new series tonight. You’ll have to ask Rich if he thinks it’s worth your time. I probably don’t.