‘Misfits’, The supernatural drama inspired by British version gets a green light at Freeform to shoot the pilot and it has already found it’s cast. The pilot was written by Diane Ruggiero-Wright (iZombie, Veronica Mars) who will also serve as showrunner.
The story is about a group of young offenders sentenced to work in a community service programme, where they obtain supernatural powers after a strange electrical storm.
The cast so far is Ashleigh LaThrop (Sirens), Tre Hall (Rebel), Allie MacDonald (Orphan Black) and Jake Cannavale (Nurse Jackie).
Deadline reports Lathrop will play Alicia, a spoiled, vapid, middle-class party girl who seems to have three main goals in life: have fun, look hot and get guys. Hall plays Curtis, a talented and cocky football player with a promising career ahead of him who is used to everything going his way. MacDonald plays the tough and trashy Kelly, who is street smart with a hair-trigger temper and a penchant for beating the crap out of people. Cannavale plays Nathan, a con artist and thief with a heavily inflated sense of his own attractiveness, intelligence and potential.
Schwartz, Savage and Ruggiero executive produce alongside Howard Overman, creator of the UK series, and Murray Ferguson of Clerkenwell Films, who produced the original version. Fake Empire executive Lis Rowinski will serve as co-executive producer. ABC Signature is the studio. The project originally was set up at Freeform for development a year ago via the deal Fake Empire had at ABC Studios.
Looks like a good replacement for ‘Dead of Summer’, last years horror attempt on Freeform.
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