iZombie And Veronica Mars' Diane Ruggiero-Wright Is Remaking Misfits For The USA


Misfits is probably the finest example of the superfiction story on the screen. Created by Howard Overman for E4 on what has been described as one day's catering budget for The Avengers, it tells the story of a bunch of young offenders serving community service who gain strange superpowers – as do much of the estate they are living on – in a freak hailstorm. The nature of this is never explained, though Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD had a go.

Fast, furious, filthy and very funny, it ran for five series, won a BAFTA and churned through cast members as everyone got snapped up to play hobbits, be in Game Of Thrones or be actually sent down for community service in real life.

Bleeding Cool broke the news that the show even existed back in the day, then ran the first review of the show.

A while ago, we heard that ABC was developing a second attempt at a US version (after the abandoned Joss Schwartz version), for streaming channel Freeform. And then nothing for a while.

Until this morning when we got the word that it was to be written/produced by Diane Ruggiero-Wright, the co-creator/producer/ writer for iZombie and producer/writer for Veronica Mars. And that she has already written the pilot script.

A pretty good CV there… can we expect her to return with something to show off for Comic-Con?

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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