MCM London Expo has opened with a panel with the cast and crew of Misfits… Howard Overman, Joseph Gilgun and the new cast Karla Crome, Nathan McMullen and Matt Stokoe
We got a trailer featuring bicycle-mounted ninjas, giant rabbits, killer nuns, chainsaws, dancing Rudy, and a priest telling the cast "you know what happens when you fuck with god, there is a mighty shitstorm."
And a clip from the first episode showing a discussion about butter and marmalade on toast, and a jar in which Rudy "stuck my cock in that" and dating advice including "inserting your penis into her vagina".
All in front of a crowd of six and seven year olds right at the front. And Joseph indicating to parents that hands should really be placed over ears. Nice. The kids and the rest of the crowd seemed to love it.
When asked what a PG version of Misfits would be like, Howard said he didn't think it was that bad, to the incomprehensible reaction of the cast, who related tales of not being sure if they could say what was in the script on TV. Howard talked about wanting to make the characters as believable as possible, in such over the top plot lines. And that most things a just a reaction to things that have happened to him and his friends.
The panel gave their usual generalities, with one meta moment when Joseph Gilgun said that people don't last long in Misfits, as its a form of community service – any longer you'd go to prison. Rather appropriate given the recent history of Lauren Socha on the show…
Howard Overman admits that he doesn't have an explanation for the storm, although we won't get one for more narrative reasons…