Shameless, Being Human, Skins, Outnumbered, Spooks, The Inbetweeners…. is Misfits the next series ripe for an American remake?
There’s nothing official, but at a premiere screening of the second season in London last week, the show’s writer and creator Howard Overman admitted it was “something I can’t really talk about”.
Pressed for more details by host Jonathan Ross, a committed Misfits fan, Overman confirmed “there’s been a lot of interest in it”.
“But you just have to make sure it’s done in the right way,” he continued.
“The idea was always to do a very British take on the superhero genre. Would that translate back to America? I don’t know.”
Star Stewart-Jarrett, who plays a former athlete Curtis who has the power to rewind time, remarked, “Their whole system is different.
“I don’t even know if they have kids that do community service so I don’t know if that translates.
“But I think this could just work as it is in the States,” he continues. “We’ve apparently got secret fans.”
America often has a habit of glamming everything up. One of the best attributes of E4’s Misfits, which aired in Australia on ABC2, was its “indie-film” feel.
As we near the end of 2010 Misfits is still standing up as one of the most interesting new shows on the box this year.