Monday, August 17, 2009
Filming has just completed on the new E4 drama Misfits which features five unruly teenagers on community service who gain strange powers after they are caught in a freak storm. Used to being demonised by society, they grudgingly try to save their home town - while having to work around their curfews.
C4 head of drama Liza Marshall described the show as "a very British, very funny take on superheroes" with more appeal to Skins viewers than comic-book fans. Unusually, given its subject, it will feature no special effects.
There's a fantastic young cast lined up including:
The gorgeous young Irish actor Robert Sheehan who gave a standout performance as BJ in the Red Riding trilogy.
Welsh actor Iwan Rheon (graduate of LAMDA and represented by Curtis Brown) who gave a virtuoso performance as Moritz in teen musical Spring Awakening in the West End. (And another Spring Awakening star Jamie Blackley will also be making an appearance in Misfits).
Nottinghamshire actress Lauren Socha (now represented by Conway Van Gelder) who starred in Samantha Morton's recent directorial debut The Unloved.
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, a graduate of the Brit School and Central drama school.
And newcomer Antonia Thomas (represented by Curtis Brown), a veteran of the National Youth Theatre.
Also appearing will be Amy Beth Hayes, who recently starred as Daisy in the ITV celebrity drama Whatever It takes.
Misfits is also note-worthy for having a young director, Tom Green, who featured as one of Screen Daily's Stars of Tomorrow.