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Misfits subscribe to US cable

Misfits, the UK sci-fi drama described as “the mutant offspring of True Blood and X-Men,” is heading to US cable.

Viacom-owned Logo will air all four seasons of the series, about a group of young offenders who suddenly find themselves with supernatural powers after a freak electrical storm.

Produced by indie Clerkenwell Films and distributed by BBC Worldwide, Misfits first aired on diginet E4 in 2009. It was also named best drama at the 2010 Baftas.

The first season will debut on Logo next month. Three seasons of the show have been completed, while the fourth is due to premiere in the UK later this year.

Marc Leonard, senior VP of multi-platform programming at Logo, described Misfits as “the mutant offspring of True Blood and X-Men.” He added that the show is “the perfect series for our Logo viewers who will appreciate how the show’s underdogs rise up, take centre stage and start blurring the lines of morality, sexuality, gender and reality itself.”

Misfits has previously been available in the US on VoD platform Hulu, while it has also recently been sold to Spanish VoD site Videoteca and Russian digital service Yota Play.

Meanwhile, Clerkenwell is developing a US remake of the series with Josh Schwartz’s prodco Fake Empire Productions, and has also partnered with BBC America to develop content for the US market.


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