Josh Schwartz to remake Misfits for US
Josh Schwartz's production company has finalised a deal to adapt Misfits for the US, with creator Howard Overman.
It was hinted at some time ago but now the US is set to remake UK sci-fi series Misfits.
NY Mag reports Josh Schwartz’s (Chuck, Gossip Girl, The OC) production company has just finalised a deal for the rights to the show, and will team up with creator Howard Overman.
It was Overman himself who last November said there had been a lot of interest in the show but it was something he couldn’t talk about.
The prospects look good for the show given Hulu began streaming the first season, regularly ranking among the site’s most-streamed series. Variety estimates it had more than 9 million views to date.
So far there is no network attached to the project.
NY Mag writes, “Schwartz and Overman are foregoing the traditional development process, in which a network buys a pitch from a scribe and later decides whether or not to film a pilot. Instead, the two have opted to write the new Misfits on spec. This means that, schedules permitting, they’ll write a pilot in the next few months and then shop the finished product to networks late this year or early in 2012.”