Executives at E4 have renewed their dramedy series Misfits for a fifth season, which is set to air in late 2013. The size of the order for season five is 8 episodes.
Despite some declines in the ratings, a fifth season renewal for Misfits was considered likely. The production company had already begun staffing the writers room in anticipation of a pick up. As part of that staffing effort, they recruited Mike O’Leary – the writer behind the Misfits : Strung Out web-series as well as the Misfits companion book – to serve on the show’s writing staff for season 5.
Misfits has had a somewhat troubled fourth series this year, with all the original cast now leaving. But recent episodes seem to have picked up rather nicely.
There had been some internal concerns about the show, but that they believed the “second block” of recording, starting with the rabbit episode, was a lot stronger.
And also that Misfits has been renewed for a fifth series.
Of course who exactly will be in it, once Hollywood has strip mined the new cast for Game Of Thrones, The Hobbit or Pip Pip Mister Phillips! (London Style) as they did the last, I have no idea…