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Misfits Canceled After Five Seasons

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One of the best TV shows out of the United Kingdom in recent years, Misfits has been canceled, and SciFiNow reports that the upcoming fifth season will be its last. While the show is based out of England on the U.K.’s Channel 4, viewers in the United States can enjoy the misadventures of a group of young community service workers who were given superpowers after a freak lightning storm on Hulu Plus.

The TV series started in 2009 and featured a very promising storyline with equally promising young British actors. Unfortunately, after three more than solid seasons, Misfits declined in quality after its star, Robert Sheehan (who played the character Nathan), left the series after season two.

The series recovered somewhat in season three with the rest of the original cast, but when Lauren Socha (Kelly) left the show due to a police charge of racially aggravated assault, Antonia Thomas (Alisha) left to pursue a movie career in the U.K., and Iwan Rheon (Simon) left the show as well. Misfits couldn’t recover after losing so many actors. The only cast member who stayed on the TV series was Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Curtis), who will not be featured in the upcoming season five.

Despite the TV series being critically acclaimed, with two BAFTA Awards for Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actress for Lauren Socha, Misfits‘ ratings dropped in its fourth season. Series creator Howard Overman has written a feature film version of his show, but it’s unclear if it will make its way to the big screen. An American TV adaptation is currently in the works. In some ways, Misfits is a lot like SyFy’s Alphas, which was recently canceled after two seasons.

The first four seasons of Misfits are now available for streaming on Hulu Plus. Check out the season one and two trailer below:

Comments

  • Thomas Allison

    you have to admit, after they lost the original cast the show didn’t just decrease in quality..it plummeted!

  • http://www.fantim.com fantim

    Good. They should’ve stopped with season 3 and left with an amazing series.

  • http://2000ah.blogspot.com/ Edward

    first season was the best. last season was a not great.

    • nathan

      It’s true

  • Billy Ray Thomas

    I wish that I could have been some sort of cast member on the show. They were totally lucky to have been apart of such a good show. A show like that only come around every ten years or so. They should definitely bring it back if they were smart. (BILLY RAY THOMASll)

  • Dana Valentine

    Everyone keeps talking about a U.S remake but so far no pilot has been produced no network or cast attached and this talk began almost three years ago. If its ever made I will watch the first couple of episodes to see how goes. Though with the guy who was involved with gossip girl attached I don’t have high hopes and even worse if it ends in the cw.
    That said series 1-2 will always be close to my heart.

  • Looper

    They made something good, then proceeded to shit all of over it….very sad I am.

  • johannes

    aaa but, thats not true! despite no Nathan season 5 is clearly one of the best season because of the fantastic writing! A featured misfits movie: yes please!

    • brandon

      Thank you finally someone who agrees with me that season 5 was amazing just alex’s (handsome barman) power alone was enough to make season 5 worth watching. Although i may be a little disappointed this probation worker didnt die in the finale. I really though he was going to die on episode 7 and then the finale came around and i was like this is it but no cigar :(

    • Leon

      Definite agreement there mate. I felt the writing for season 4 and 5 was typical misfits humour and I loved the stories and bizarre situations the show came up with.

      That being said, I didn’t like season 3 and I hope they don’t make anymore as I felt season 5 ended perfectly. :).

    • PlayPlay

      I totally agree. Rudy 1’s bar-scene with the baby and then his answer to the news of the bad guys was one of the best scenes in the entire series. Seasons 1 & 2 were obviously great (up until the season 2 finale which jumped the shark). But season 3 was pretty meh and cemented a lot of people’s opinions on the series being too far gone (it was a bit of a pain to get through honestly), but season 4 started to pick up again (1 or 2 VERY bunk episodes admittedly though) and then season 5 was A BLAST and on par with the seasons 1 & 2. Totally glad I stuck through to the end to see every bit of the best the series had to offer.

  • James

    SERIES 6!!!!!!! please

  • James

    BEN ANTONY ALSO WANTS SERIES 6 “NOW”

  • LucasA

    I prefer the new cast over the old. Now there is no originals left there isn’t a reputation for them to live up to…I hope to see a series 6. Joe Gilgun, Karla Crome, Nathen McMullen, Natasha O’keefe and Matt Stokoe are amazing. Everyone shut up about Nathan and help support the chances of a series 6 :D

  • freako30

    i liked that they changed the cast make it so it wasnt so original and repeditive such as other shows in society

  • Larissa Beatty

    This really sucks

  • patrevels

    It’s still a good fucking show even if the “original” cast left. I mean fuck, you can’t keep the same people throughout the seasons. Kill someone off then put someone else in they’re place. There’s a power for everything so they could’ve kept stories going. Maybe even a big story to the point they could’ve done a to be continued. They killed a pretty awesome show if you ask me.

  • Samantha H

    The end of season 4 and season 5 were good. It just took a bit to get to know the new characters, which was a hard transition. I’m going to miss it.

  • Nahara

    I ended up on this site because I was trying find out when the new season would start. This is bull. I really like this show. Not sure I would enjoy an American version. It just won’t be the same.

    • MetslUnderwear

      I fell in love with every character from every season. I laughed so hard, and cried like a baby as well. I am very sad that we won’t see a season six. I can’t believe it is over.

  • samantha

    Misfits was one of the best TV shows ever (seasons 1-3). But after season 3 the show went to shit. Losing Simon was the last straw for me, then show wasn’t worth watching anymore.

    Honestly, what were they thinking?! The original season 1 cast had some of the best young British (and Irish) actors EVER, and then they threw that away and replaced them with half-assed, mediocre actors. what a shame, really. It was one of my favorite shows.

  • Misfitsrockon

    Yep seasons 1&2 were some of the best things I have ever watched season 3 was still good but a lot of the show died when Nathan left season 4 was shite so was season 5 and all the new actors were shite as well seasons 4&5 shouldn’t be called misfits they should be called a waste of time rip off of an awesome show

  • whyle99

    I loved the fifth season

  • craig

    i thought the 3rd series was mint as imo rudy and kelly were the 2 best characters and the probation worker was well funny and series 3 was the only series that contained them all, i wouldnt say it plummeted at all though i thought season 4 and 5 wasnt up to par with the rest but still worth a watch, nathan was funny but i thought rudy was better and misfits has to rank in my favorite shows second only to breaking bad, i think they should do season 6 and bring back kelly and the last probation worker they killed as he was funny and bring back alisha coz she is fit ;-)

  • Ace

    idk what show you lot have been watching but every season was great stop whinin over the orginial cast leavin …

  • Ace

    season 4 gave probably the saddest ep 2 … the death of curtis RIP X(

  • David Puerner

    The show got stronger after the OG cast members left. It really did. People are just afraid of change, I know I was. But that’s the thing about these shows being made overseas, like Dr. Who, change is just a part of the show. So, the show continued, but the characters that we loved from the first few seasons didn’t stick around so long they stagnated, which I think is smart storytelling. Second cast was just as good, humorful and charming as the first.

  • MrOblivious

    I loved every season after original cast was gone. Mainly because of Rudy, what an amazing character. Just my humor, never laughed as hard about any series, bare ever laugh, I just watch them. Anyways, the actors was great, the probation worker, Jess, Rudy (best) and Finlayh! The red head, what’s her name… whatever, she was the real drowner of the series, IMO. The animations abviously sucked, sometimes they were OK, but i think in season 5, they should have focused more on this guys flying… It was pure crap TBH… But i loved it, loved it all. Thank you.