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front of and behind the camera, and an identity so strong we'll still be talking about it long after DVD box-sets have been replaced by cerebro-retinal implants, E4's Misfits deserves a Viking funeral more than it does talk of having been "axed".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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