Misfits confirmed as ending after series 5

News Louisa Mellor 2 Apr 2013 - 17:52

E4 has confirmed that Misfits will end after the soon-to-be-filmed series five, which is due on air in autumn 2013...

After five series, the launch of numerous careers in front of and behind the camera, and an identity so strong we'll still be talking about it long after DVD box-sets have been replaced by cerebro-retinal implants, E4's Misfits deserves a Viking funeral more than it does talk of having been "axed". Leaving that legacy behind is no mean feat, so it's with a sad, respectful salute that we report the show is due to end after the soon-to-be-filmed fifth series.

Eight new episodes of the final series will be on air this autumn, starring the renewed cast of Joseph Gilgun, Karla Crome, Nathan McMullen, Matt Stokoe and Natasha O'Keeffe. According to E4 commissioning editor Roberto Troni, "Howard and co have some BIG plans for the last series, and like the characters in the show, it won't be going quietly. Strap in and enjoy one final glorious ride!"

Murray Ferguson, Chief Executive of Clerkenwell Films, shared much the same sentiment, “Misfits was a bold and confident commission that backed original ideas and new talent, quickly becoming a hit with its audience on E4 and around the world. It's been great to produce a show that has been able to innovate on screen and online, and that broke new ground premiering with huge success on Hulu in America. Misfits has been an exciting and rewarding ride for us all and we now look forward to ending the show with a bang!”

Misfits creator Howard Overman has been busy working on the BBC's forthcoming Saturday teatime adventure show Atlantis, and is yet to comment. We'll bring you more as it arrives.

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A show about supernatural goings on focused on a group of normal-seeming, unassuming misfits that gets axed the same year that every member of the original cast has left? Never heard that one before....

I loved Misfits but stopped watching after the half man half rabbit golf club serial killer episode.
I've been meaning to catch up on it, but it just never seemed that interesting or important to watch again after the original cast had all gone.

While reasonably enjoyable, the 4th season was a pale shadow of the first 3. Slightly sad to see it go, but perhaps it's time has come. 5 Seasons for a niche show isn't that bad

It's not a surprise since Overman has an exciting and quite ambitious new project. Bring on Atlantis!

An awesome show ending after 5 seasons? Hmmmmm

Why does British TV keep on making me sad?

Why are they axing it? they've done great work with just one new bad guy every week, but there are so many more stories they could go with, they could explain the storm, get the government involved as antagonists, have a character who believed he was god get struck by the storm and actually gained the powers of a god (while still believing he is.) They could do so much more with it, it's sad that it has to end.

TRUSS!! Im VERY sad to see it go! Maybe you should direct it! Create history!

If I could write that show, I would write the hell out of it like it was finn possessed by the devil.

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