After a major cast overhaul following Misfits' dramatic third season (Spoiler alert: one character died, another went back in time, and one main actress got sentenced for convicted assault—for real), E4 has finally released the first pictures of the brand-new cast who'll get to wear the show's trademark—and infamous—community service orange jumpsuits.
Misfits creator Howard Overman and producer Matt Streven had a recent little web chat where they talked about series four, the new characters (Rudy, played by Joseph Gilgun, and Curtis, played by Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, are still hanging around, though) and the fate of season three's zombie cat (yes, you read that right, a zombie cat).
Here are some very exciting highlights from Den of Geek:
On what we can expect to see in series 4:
Howard Overman: You can expect killer rabbits and the four horsemen of the apocalypse and a puppy meets a very tragic demise. In someways this series is a lot like pet rescue, only with super powers and swearing.
Matt Strevens: Ok I can do you telekinesis, x-ray vision, a very bad memory, and the power to be pussy whipped.
On whether Simon and Alisha will return:
HO: Not in this series, but who knows what might happen in the future. There is a plan...which is unusual for me.
MS: And who knows one day they might return to Vegas.
On the new characters replacing Kelly, Simon, and Alisha...
HO: Three characters will be suiting up. And some characters will be hanging up their jumpsuits permanently [...] Nobody likes it when their favourite characters leave a show, but Eastenders survived without Rolly the poodle, and so will we. [...]The new probation worker is a scary bastard.
MS: So we have Jess [Karla Crome] and Finn [Nathan McMullen] on community service and we meet them in episode 1. Then we have Alex [Matt Stoke], who is not in orange but is key to the series story arc and finally Abby [Natasha O'Keefe] who the gang meet at a party later in the series but you will have to see if she joins the main gang or not. [...] We do have a fab new probation worker called Greg who has anger management issues. He's played by the wonderful Shaun Dooley.
[...] As when Rudy replaced Nathan we're not trying to replace like with like. The new gang are very different and the dynamic feels totally new — but still Misfits [...] I think this season may be the funniest yet and the chemistry between the new gang is fantastic. There is also the beginnings of a great double act bromance between Rudy and new guy Finn.
Overman and Streven also confirmed that power dealer Seth (Matthew McNulty) was back; that there will be some, um, romances in store for Rudy (it's Misfits, guys, so "romance" is gonna be a very twisted thing on that show); and that season-three zombie cat "was fed, stroked and given a saucer of milk before being clubbed to death with a baseball bat," said Overman, with Streven adding that "he's got his own spinoff on E4."
Hooray for zombie cat spinoff!
However, and we don't know about you, but that little bit about Simon and Alisha and Howard Overman having a plan for them makes us really excited.
But since we know actor Iwan Rheon, who played Simon, is now on Game of Thrones—most likely as Ramsay Snow—it may prove a tiny bit more difficult to bring him back to the show. But, hey! Nothing is impossible in this world ... right?
Now let's have a look at the new cast, and then let us know what you think about what Howard Overman has in store for Misfits' fourth season. Are you excited about the upcoming season?
Misfits season four is set to return to E4 in late 2012.