There’s a brand new superhero show out of England called Misfits, and after watching the pilot, it looks like it could be the next Heroes.

The series follows a gang of five young oddballs serving community service orders who, after being caught in a freak electrical storm, find themselves saddled with strange superpowers.

Check out the first 10 minutes here, then head over to YouTube for the rest.

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  1. December 4, 2009 at 8:29 am — Reply

    Misfits is one of the best tv shows this year. It’s like Dead Set + Skins.

  2. hermit
    December 4, 2009 at 9:12 am — Reply

    i hated dead set, mostly because i was already tired of the zombie fad.

    misfits is great. like you said, it’s heroes, with a smaller budget. haven’t watched episode 2 to 4 yet, but the first episode showed some promises.

  3. lifeisaglitch
    December 4, 2009 at 9:29 am — Reply

    Lets hope its not “the new Heroes” …

  4. Hermit
    December 4, 2009 at 10:25 am — Reply

    Don’t worry. It’s an english show. Already it will be different just because it’s not from the US

  5. Peruchito
    December 4, 2009 at 11:41 am — Reply

    isn’t this a remake of that old series from the 80s, misfits of science?

  6. Ron Leg
    December 4, 2009 at 1:32 pm — Reply

    It’s a great show episode 4 hit here last night and I’m off to watch it later. Be aware it’s a late night British show and rude. Lots of swearing and boobies if they don’t get cut. If you can do British humor you will love it. Five kids on ASBOs get super powers!

  7. Liam
    December 4, 2009 at 5:26 pm — Reply

    It’s like Skins meets the New Mutants, with a bit of Shameless thrown in for good measure. Probably the most interesting comic inspired TV series I’ve seen. Definitely worth watching, it’s the show Heroes would be if it had the balls.

  8. seneca
    December 4, 2009 at 8:18 pm — Reply

    The title reminds me of ‘Misfits of Science’ series.

  9. Scar
    December 5, 2009 at 1:08 pm — Reply

    I hate to nitpick, but it’s not the BBC. It’s E4. We have more than one channel you know……..

    • Mal
      June 24, 2011 at 1:08 pm — Reply

      BBC is the distributor, they handle a lot of shows including stuff from Channel 4.

  10. awesomecactus
    December 5, 2009 at 3:10 pm — Reply

    haha glad you said that, scar, was thinking exactly the same thing………..

  11. Scar
    December 6, 2009 at 9:07 am — Reply

    Happens a lot. Let’s not even get into the fact that they referred to us as England rather than the Uk……………..

  12. Abbernomad
    December 22, 2009 at 4:38 pm — Reply

    I think this show is better than Dexter! I’m in the States. I swear it’ll only be a matter of time before this show is picked up by a network here. I’m looking forward to a second season.

  13. hermit
    December 22, 2009 at 6:00 pm — Reply

    and why would you compare these shows together?

    • Abbernomad
      December 23, 2009 at 4:54 pm — Reply

      @ Hermit, Dexter is the #1 show in the States right now. Great show, but I think this series could give it a run for it’s money.

  14. hermit
    December 23, 2009 at 5:06 pm — Reply

    i don’t think so. no big name, no big budget, not american.

    don’t get me wrong, i love the show, but you have to admit that americans don’t trust english shows very often.

  15. KID
    January 15, 2010 at 6:52 am — Reply

    hey does anyone now how many seasons there are is there only the one?

  16. hermit
    January 15, 2010 at 2:05 pm — Reply

    1 season so far. 6 episodes. i love the english shows for that, they don’t milk it until it’s bad.

    • Arwen
      June 4, 2010 at 5:41 pm — Reply

      I just wanna see what happens after Nathan discovers his “special power” and if it helps him at all in the situation he finds himself in at the end of episode 6…

      The weird cult of young “doo gooders ” is a fantastic concept… love it!

      Misfits is being aired on Showcase (in Canada) so i’m sure that means Americans can see it too on some cable chanel…

      I discovered it at the worst time slot (5am) when I was getting ready for work…
      Now I’m hooked and can’t wait to see if they have another season… (or if it will make it over the pond)

      Does anyone know of other shows by the same creators that are as good?

      • fyreredhed
        June 27, 2010 at 1:24 am — Reply

        i love shows from the uk is their going to be a 2 season of misfits and are there any more good shows from the uk like misfits and being human i cant get enough of those.

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