Misfits To Return For Fourth Series

Given the success of the third series, the confirmation of a fourth series is something of a no-brainer and it has been confirmed by E4 bods this afternoon. Hurrah!

“I’m just in the process of brainstorming series four and nothing is set in stone,” creator Howard Overman told Digital Spy.

In the most recent run – set the finish on Sunday night – we saw the departure of Robert Sheehan, the show’s leading light. His replacement (This Is England‘s) Joe Gilgun has proved a hit as his replacement.

E4’s Misfits is billed as a science fiction comedy-drama and follows a group of young offenders as they do community service, all the while trying to cope with the effects of the superpowers they obtained after a freak electrical storm.

Despite its timeslot not being the best, leaving it to clash with other high-profile programmes such as Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, the show has managed to draw steady viewers this series. It is not just the audience that has enabled the show’s return, but the critics too. It won critical acclaim and a best drama BAFTA in 2010 and Lauren Socha also won best supporting actress for her role as Kelly in 2011.

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