Deadline is reporting that Freeform have given a pilot order to Misfits, a supernatural drama inspired by the British series of the same name.
The story of Misfits revolves around a group of young offenders in a community service program who develop supernatural powers after being struck by a mysterious electrical storm.
Also the report states that four of the five leading roles in the pilot have been cast. Ashleigh LaThrop (whose credits include Sirens and Fifty Shades Darker) will be playing the role of Alicia, a spoiled, vapid, middle-class party girl who seems to have three main goals in life: have fun, look hot and get guys. Tre Hall (whose credits include Ten Days In The Valley and Rebel) will be playing the role of Curtis, a talented and cocky football player with a promising career ahead of him who is used to everything going his way. Allie MacDonald (whose credits include Orphan Black and Cardinal) will be playing the role of Kelly, who is street smart with a hair-trigger temper and a penchant for beating the crap out of people. Jake Cannavale (whose credits include Nurse Jackie and Fade) will be playing the role of Nathan, a con artist and thief with a heavily inflated sense of his own attractiveness, intelligence and potential.
The project is being developed by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire, with Diane Ruggiero-Wright on board to serve as showrunner as she’s written this adaptation of the material. Ruggiero-Wright’s credits include Veronica Mars and iZombie. Victoria ‘Viv’ Mahoney will be making her directing debut by directing the pilot. Creator of the UK series, Howard Overman, will executive produce the project alongside Schwartz, Savage and Ruggiero-Wright, as well as Murray Ferguson of Clerkenwell Films, who produced the original series. Fake Empire executive Lis Rowinski will serve as Co-Executive Producer.
The original series aired on E4, which ran for five series during 2009 to 2013 and the original cast starred Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Curtis), Lauren Socha (Kelly), Antonia Thomas (Alisha), Iwan Rheon (Simon) and Robert Sheehan (Nathan). In time the lineup was changed from series 3 onwards and starred Joseph Gilgun, Karla Crome, Nathan McCullen, Natasha O’Keeffe and Matt Stokoe.