‘Chuck’ Creator Brings ‘Misfits’ To America

Josh Schwartz and Howard Overman team up for a U.S. adaptation.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Last summer, Hulu unveiled the first season of the British series "Misfits;" which has been viewed by approximately 9 million viewers online since its U.S. debut. Thus, it's not surprising that "Misfits" is already being prepared for an American adaptation. 

Vulture is reporting that Josh Schwartz has joined with original "Misfits" creator, Howard Overman to pen a new "Misfits" pilot geared towards the U.S. market. The project is currently without network backing, but Schwartz and Overman are reportedly skipping the normal development process and writing the pilot on spec before shopping it around as a series.

"Misfits" launched in 2009 on Britian's E4 and starred Robert Sheehan, Iwan Rheon, Antonia Thomas, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Lauren Socha as a group of disaffected people in their early 20s who were serving community service before being caught in a freak electrical storm that granted them superhuman powers.

Among genre fans, Schwartz is best known as the co-creator of "Chuck," in addition to creating "The O.C.," "Hart of Dixie" and developing "Gossip Girl" on the CW network. Schwartz and Overman will both serve as executive producers of the new "Misfits" series if it gets picked up by a network. However, its chances are good given that the run on Hulu has already developed a fanbase in America.

In the U.K., the original "Misfits" doubled its ratings during its second season, averaging just over one million viewers. The third season will launch at the end of this month on E4.

What do you think about the potential U.S. adaptation of "Misfits"? Will it duplicate the success of "Being Human" or sink like "Torchwood: Miracle Day"? And who would you cast in the American version of "Misfits"? Let us know in the comment section below!