Misfits America Coming
Get ready for another unnecessary American remake of a British show. Yes, Misfits is apparently the latest in an increasingly long line to get the Stateside treatment.
According Vulture, Gossip Girl and Chuck co-creator Josh Schwartz is “adapting Misfits for American audiences”.
Schwartz will be teaming up with Misfits creator Howard Overman to write a U.S. translation.
Schwartz and Overman are foregoing the traditional development process, in which a network buys a pitch from a scribe and later decides whether or not to film a pilot. Instead, the two have opted to write the new Misfits on spec. This means that, schedules permitting, they’ll write a pilot in the next few months and then shop the finished product to networks late this year or early in 2012.
Schwartz (who makes his debut as a feature director next October with Paramount’s Fun Size) and Overman will both serve as exec producers on the U.S. Misfits, along with Fake Empire’s Savage and Len Goldstein, and Murray Ferguson of Misfits’ U.K. production company Clerkenwell Films.