The Disney owned channel Freeform will be bring one of the United Kingdom's most popular shows to the U.S. For five seasons, the U.K. channel E4 ran a show called "Misfits" which featured stories about a group of delinquent British teens who attain mutant powers while serving community service. Throughout the series, the youths encountered many less than desireable people, usually adults, that they had to deal with using their powers while still trying to understand their full capabilities. Even though the show lasted five seasons, the most popular season were the first two which featured the entire original cast, including Iwan Rheon, who would later go on to star as Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones.
According to Deadline, the show has already cast four of the five leads. Those cast are Ashleigh LaThrop (Sirens) who will play Alicia, “a spoiled, vapid, middle-class party girl.” Tre Hall (Rebel) will play Curtis, “a talented and cocky football player with a promising career ahead of him who is used to everything going his way.” Allie MacDonald (Orphan Black) will play Kelly, who is “tough and trashy” with a violent temper. Jake Cannavale (Nurse Jackie) will play Nathan, an overconfident thief.
Based on the descriptions of the characters, the U.S. show will use the same names and personalities as the U.K. show, at least initially, however at this time they have not cast anyone for the Simon character, who Rheon portrayed in the original.
At this time it is unknown exactly when the show will debut, but "Misfits" will soon join two other recently acquired superpowered kids themed shows, Marvel's Cloak and Dagger and New Warriors.