Lots of Misfits series 4 news

News Louisa Mellor 25 Jul 2012 - 19:12

Misfits showrunner Howard Overman and producer Matt Strevens have chatted to fans about the new series, new characters, and the zombie cat’s E4 spin-off series…

If you were having your tea and missed it, we’ve pulled out the choice morsels of today’s E4 web-chat from Misfits creator Howard Overman and producer Matt Strevens. Oh, and there are some brand new behind-the-scenes pics featuring new characters Jess and Finn at the end of it all as an added bonus. Photo pudding, if you will.

We'd advise you to exercise some caution though, as not all the responses seem 100% serious…

On what we can expect to see in series 4:

Howard Overman: You can expect killer rabbits and the four horsemen of the apocalypse and a puppy meets a very tragic demise. In someways this series is a lot like pet rescue, only with super powers and swearing.

Matt Strevens: Ok I can do you telekinesis, x-ray vision, a very bad memory, and the power to be pussy whipped.

On whether Simon and Alisha will return:

HO: Not in this series, but who knows what might happen in the future. There is a plan...which is unusual for me.

MS: And who knows one day they might return to Vegas.

On the new characters replacing Kelly, Simon, and Alisha…

HO: Three characters will be suiting up. And some characters will be hanging up their jumpsuits permanently […] Nobody likes it when their favourite characters leave a show, but Eastenders survived without Rolly the poodle, and so will we. […]The new probation worker is a scary bastard.

MS: So we have Jess [Karla Crome] and Finn [Nathan McMullen] on community service and we meet them in episode 1. Then we have Alex [Matt Stoke], who is not in orange but is key to the series story arc and finally Abby [Natasha O'Keefe] who the gang meet at a party later in the series but you will have to see if she joins the main gang or not. […] We do have a fab new probation worker called Greg who has anger management issues. He’s played by the wonderful Shaun Dooley.

[…] As when Rudy replaced Nathan we're not trying to replace like with like. The new gang are very different and the dynamic feels totally new - but still Misfits […] I think this season may be the funniest yet and the chemistry between the new gang is fantastic. There is also the beginnings of a great double act bromance between Rudy and new guy Finn.

Is Seth the power dealer (Matthew McNulty) still in it?

HO: Yes, and he's more handsome and northern than ever. And he does a little light torture in episode 1.

Are the families of the characters going to have more involvement?

HO: Yes, they are. We've got sisters, step moms, dads who aren't dads and dads who are dads.

On how much the new series will reference previous story arcs: 

HO: We try not to reference the past too much unless we need to dig ourselves out of a plot hole. We try to be forward looking so we don't alienate people who haven't seen every episode.

On potential romance for Rudy:

MS: There is lots. Some meaningless twisted sex and maybe even real lurve. We also learn just how many people he's slept with - via another very odd power.

…and for Curtis:

HO: Yes, but she may not be the one...Poor old Curtis.

On whether there’ll be any more online mini-episodes:

MS: Yes there will but the puppets have taken over and one is called Anal Mary to which there is an accompanying song.

And finally, on the fate of the zombie cat from season 3 episode 7:

HO: He was fed, stroked and given a saucer of milk before being clubbed to death with a baseball bat.

MS: He's got his own spin-off on E4.

Read the full transcript over at E4, here, and see some new behind-the-scenes photos from series 4 below.





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hang on, back up a sec... replacing KELLY??? She's gone TOO???

Lauren Socha was convicted for racially aggravated assault and then it was confirmed that she was leaving the show. Apparently, the two events weren't linked, but let's face it, they probably were.

I really hope it still feels like Misfits. Rudy proved to be an excellent new addition to the cast, so I'm looking forward to the new team.

Yeah, will be interesting to see how they work that in, especially if Seth is still in it.

I think Lauren Socha got probation; I bet her probation officer was pooing themself...

I liked Rudy in the first episode when I thought they were doing something new with him rather than rehashing Nathan, but as the series went on it became clear he was pretty much the same character (but without the likeable charm). I think the turning point was in Episode 2 where he date-raped Female Curtis and then told him to lighten up when confronted about it. Yeah, that's really a way to make a character sympathetic (or even redeemable). And it only went downhill from there...

But Joe Gilgun is such good fun. I think in the hands of a lesser actor he could've been really irritating.

I dunno, I found him a whole lot more irritating than Robert Sheehan, but that might be my dislike of the character coming out. In character terms it's pretty hard to come back from raping a near-comatose girl and then telling her to get over it because when he has an opportunity he takes it.

bring nathan back PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bring Simon && Alisha Back. PLEASEEEEEEE!

They're dead.

No simon is not he just gone back in time!

simon is dead, idiot
he gets shot by the GTA guy

shut up

joe gilgun is far better actor than rob
his character also isn't a prick like nathan

u lot da bst neva watch so much be4 please dnt end this drama

Raping a practically comatose girl doesn't make him a prick? No, not at all.

They can't bring him back,Robert Sheehan does not want to be in it any more. Anyway, we have Rudy now who is brilliant.

You are the bane of real Misfits fans. A mush-brain, like all the others who watched the show only for it's cute little comic-relief who had no redeeming qualities or no impact on the shows plot, afterall, he could never die. Rudy is everything Nathan was, and more. Plus.. He has emotion! Development! And his power makes him even more dynamic. What? You don't like him? Because he hasn't got a cute irish accent? Pfft, watch the show for the show and it's characters, I'd rather them replace characters and keep things dynamic than having the same bullshit run dry after 3 seasons. Never watch a show for a single character, and then moan and whine when they leave. You just sound like a butt-hurt child.

He never said he didn't want to be in it any more, his managers decided the pay he was getting wasnt enough for how high his status is. But Robert did say "never say never" towards whether he'd be coming back, he said Misfits will always hold a special place for him and he wouldn't say never to coming back

that escalated quickly

i want Nathan to come back! its not misfits without him!!! :'(

she assulted a taxi driver :L

i know he was so much beter and cuter.but the other on is ok

Thanks for the 2 month reply :D
Geez I think she's too much into living her character lol

Hopefully this season is great, I know it will be, but it's just not going to be the same.. 3':

Simon is not dead, IDIOT. If you were paying ANY attention you would have known that the Simon that died in GTA was FUTURE Simon and that the now Simon is the future Simon and is going back in time to stop Alisha dying from the goody goody girl. GAAWWDD.

Lauren Socha (Kelly) has 4 months in jail for being racist to a cab driver. Sucks, yeah.

I know, but, sometimes you need to get on with it. Rudy is just as good, you should get used to new characters because there will be A LOT more in season 4+

Please speak English, then I can reply ;s

were is nathan we miss him in the movie

HAHAHAHA!!!!

Is there a known release date for england at all ??

It's a t.v. show get over your high and mighty mouithing off. These people are on probation for not being good. You act like everyone is supposed to have your values and insights. When quite frankly this is a t.v. show, YOU DO UNDERSTAND WHAT FANTASY IS RIGHT? stupid tool.

Oh, it’s a TV show? I never knew! I thought it was real! Thanks for enlightening me.

Look, I know none of the cast are angels. I never said they should be; otherwise I wouldn’t have thought Nathan was such a great character. But that doesn’t mean that you should have your lead character date-rape a girl (during an episode about the evils of date rape, no less!) and play it for laughs, and all the while claim that the character is nice deep down and just misunderstood (complete with a literal sensitive side). That’s got bugger all to do with characters not having my values, that’s just poor writing.

And thanks for the personal insults, they certainly helped argue your point. :)

So far there's not much funny about this season as it's very tragic and depressing. If they think getting rid of all of the characters and actors that made this show great is the same as losing a poodle they are high.

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