Good news for loyal Chuck fans mourning the fact that the show begins its final season later this month: Series co-creator Josh Schwartz is planning another foray into the sci-fi arena. Vulture has learned exclusively that the prolific writer-producer (Gossip Girl,Hart of Dixie) is planning to adapt the British sci-fi drama (and Hulu hit) Misfits for American audiences. Our spies say Fake Empire, the Warner Bros. TV-based production company Schwartz runs with partner Stephanie Savage, has just finalized a deal for the rights to the show, which revolves around a group of working-class teens who find themselves endowed with superpowers following an electrical storm. (Think the good, first season of Heroes withBuffy-esque snark and a similar Scooby-ish gang). Schwartz will team up with U.K. Misfitscreator Howard Overman to write a U.S. translation. There’s no network attached as of yet, but given the response to the original series, it’s hard not to imagine it finding a Stateside TV home.
I think I’m the rare person who thinks this is a good idea. I tried watching the show and made it through the first season before giving up. I just didn’t find the characters very likable (especially Nathan). I’m not sure I trust Schwartz, since Gossip Girl is so shitty, but since he made The O.C., I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Source: NY Mag