Howard Overman Teases Possible Misfits Movie

There’s a lot of shake-ups going on in the Misfits world lately.  I won’t mention them here, in case anyone isn’t up on the latest episodes yet and doesn’t want to be spoiled.  But hold onto your hats, because there’s another shocker coming: Misfits might get a feature film.

Series creator/writer Howard Overman recently announced on a podcast (the Alex Fitch’s Panel Borders podcast radio show, for inquiring minds) that he’s written the first draft of a Misfits movie.  He remained mum on the details; the only tidbits he dropped are familiar.

simon and alisha in vegas

We never did see this happen, and last we checked, Nathan was in Vegas…

Over the summer Overman admitted that, although we weren’t going to see Simon or Alisha in season 4, he had a plan to bring them back.  Overman teases that again: “Whether or not you’ve completely seen the end of Simon and Alisha, if our movie has its way, is another issue…”

Overman actually leaves it more open than that, skirting the question of when the movie would be set (whether or not it would be in the present, continuing Simon and Alisha’s story, or telling more of it in the past): “I’m not going to give that away! If it happens it will involve past and present characters, I’m not allowed to give away anything more than that.”

Hmm, it sounds here like Overman’s leaving the door open for even more characters to return.  Could we see a full Misfits reunion?  That could be tricky; Robert Sheehan (Nathan) and Lauren Socha (Kelly) both seemed to leave of their own volition (and now Lauren Socha has a jail sentence).  But if the story only involves the return of Simon and Alisha, why would Overman play coy?

The way Overman seems to be talking about it, there’s a draft of a script and some interest in/early stages happening for a movie.  When it comes to these things I tend to be skeptical until I see production photos.  Movies get talked about a lot, so I don’t like really getting my hopes up until it’s certain it’s being made.  But hey, what’s a little excitement going to hurt, right?

hail, hail, the gang's all here

Hail, Hail, the gang’s all here…

Strangely my initial reaction to the news of a possible Misfits film (and the further possibility of a reunion) is mixed.  I’d love to see the gang back together; the thought fills me with wild glee.  But my adjustment to the show’s new cast and tone was a bit rocky (though I’m all on board now).  I’m worried a movie might make me start wanting again what I can’t have.

Ah, screw it.  This could be awesome.  No matter what, this will be awesome, because it’s a Misfits movie.  My mind’s actually blown right now, thinking of a film that would unite a combination of new and old characters.  I can’t wait for more information, which I’ll post here as soon as I get it.

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