ABC/Freeform is bringing a British favorite Misfits to America in the form of a reboot. iZombie‘s Diane Ruggiero-Wright is set to pen the pilot and act as showrunner for the rebooted series. There’s new casting news as the series picks up Ashleigh LaThrop (Sirens), Tre Hall (Rebel), Allie MacDonald (Orphan Black) and Jake Cannavale (Nurse Jackie). 

Grey’s Anatomy‘s Victoria “Vic” Mahoney will be making her directing debut for the pilot. Here’s the character breakdowns:

Lathrop will play Alicia, a spoiled, vapid, middle-class party girl who seems to have three main goals in life: have fun, look hot and get guys. Hall plays Curtis, a talented and cocky football player with a promising career ahead of him who is used to everything going his way. MacDonald plays the tough and trashy Kelly, who is street smart with a hair-trigger temper and a penchant for beating the crap out of people. Cannavale plays Nathan, a con artist and thief with a heavily inflated sense of his own attractiveness, intelligence and potential.

Schwartz, Savage and Ruggiero executive produce alongside Howard Overman, creator of the UK series, and Murray Ferguson of Clerkenwell Films, who produced the original version. Fake Empire executive Lis Rowinski will serve as co-executive producer. ABC Signature is the studio. The project originally was set up at Freeform for development a year ago via the deal Fake Empire had at ABC Studios.

The music of the original series was always one of the unsung heroes of Misfits, introducing many of us to new bands from across the pond.

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