Misfits

9:30pm Monday, July 19 on C4

BAFTAS-winning Misfits follows five outsiders on community service who get struck by a flash storm and lumbered with special powers.

Tonight: Homeless Nathan is desperate to move back home, and when the group make a surreal discovery while collecting litter, he realises he may have found his opportunity.

9:30pm Monday, July 12 on C4

“An absolutely cracking script by Howard Overman… and one of the most engaging ensembles of young British talent seen on screen for some time.” – Daily Telegraph They were five unruly teenagers begrudgingly forced to serve the community as payback for their crimes… until a freak storm turned them into the most unlikely superheroes. Meet the Misfits, premiering its BAFTA-winning first season on Monday, July 12th at 9:30pm on C4.

Kelly, Nathan, Curtis, Alisha and Simon have one thing in common – they’ve all committed a crime and have all been handed out Community Service Orders. Nevertheless this doesn’t make them friends. In fact, the group couldn’t be more different. So when they find themselves working together on community service as pay back for their crimes, it doesn’t take long for the sparks to fly.

But when a freak electrical storm hits the town, strange things begin to happen to them that are way out of their control. In fact, they have no idea that they’ve actually turned into superheroes, each with a power, a power they didn’t choose or want – a power which reveals each of their deepest, darkest insecurities…

Kelly, who is paranoid about what people think of her, gains the ability to hear people’s thoughts; Simon, who has always been overlooked by everyone finds he can make himself invisible; Curtis can suddenly turn back time; anyone who touches Alisha finds themselves falling in lust with her. Only Nathan seems to have been left out, much to his annoyance… But while they just want to finish their community service and get through the challenges of everyday teenage life – relationships, friendships, parents and sex – fate has another task in store for them.

It turns out they’re not the only ones affected by the storm. Other people have developed strange powers too. Before long, it becomes clear that the new reluctant superheroes are the only people who can do anything about it. If you think life’s tough for your average superhero, it’s even tougher when you’ve got a curfew.

Subverting the superhero genre, Misfits premieres its first season on Monday, July 12th at 9:30pm on C4.

Misfits, a superhero teen drama from UK channel E4 was the surprize winner of “Best Drama Series” at this weeks BAFTA awards.

Written by Howard Overman, Misfits follows five outsiders on community service who get struck by a flash storm and lumbered with special powers.

Hard as nails Kelly (Lauren Socha) can suddenly hear people’s thoughts, shamed sporting hero Curtis (Nathan Stewart Jarrett) discovers he has the ability to turn back time when he regrets something, and party girl Alisha (Antonia Thomas) can send people into a sexual frenzy when they touch her skin.

Even painfully shy Simon (Iwan Rheon) can make himself invisible when he feels he’s being ignored, which makes it all the more hard to swallow for smart aleck Nathan (Robert Sheehan), who seems to have been unaffected, much to his dismay.

Unlike their more conventional counterparts, our misfits don’t swap their ankle tags and mobile phones for capes and tights. Instead, they discover what a pain in the arse life can be when you’re stuck with a super power you didn’t want.

“This is so not Skins meets Heroes. It’s Trainspotting meets X-Men………….and it’s bloody great”   – bleedingcool.com

Misfits will premiere on C4 mid July.