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.