Gossip Girl creator to remake TV drama Misfits for US


Misfits characters Curtis, Kelly, Simon, Alisha and new boy Rudy (right)
Image caption Misfits characters, Curtis, Kelly, Simon, Alisha and new boy Rudy (right)

The creator of US show Gossip Girl is planning to make a version of the TV drama Misfits for the states.

Josh Schwartz's production company (the man behind Gossip Girl) has finalised the rights to the show.

There are no details about which US networks will screen the superhero series.

The Bafta award-winning UK drama is about a group of teenagers on community service who discover they have superpowers after a freak storm.

A new character will be introduced in series three, which starts next week.

Nathan (played by Robert Sheehan), the one Misfit who originally didn't have a superpower but then gets one, is replaced by new boy Rudy (played by Joe Gilgun).

It's thought fans will miss Nathan's supermouth character.

Iwan Rheon who plays Simon in the series said: "He [Nathan] created such a massive hole. He's such a huge part of Misfits but Rudy's just come in and filled that hole."

UK Misfits creator Howard Overman will help with writing the episodes for a US audience.

There are a worries the series might not translate well Stateside after a US version of Skins was dropped after one season by MTV.

The third series of Misfits will begin on E4 30 October 2011 10pm.