Misfits axed

'Misfits' will come to an end after its forthcoming fifth series, but show bosses have promised to finish the show with a "bang"

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Antonia Thomas and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

Former Misfits stars Antonia Thomas and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

'Misfits' has been axed.

The E4 drama will come to an end following the fifth series of the teen drama - which follows the lives of a group of young offenders who obtain supernatural powers after a freak storm - and show bosses have promised the programme will go out with a "bang".

Murray Ferguson, chief executive of Clerkenwell Films, explained: "'Misfits' was a bold and confident commission that backed original ideas and new talent, quickly becoming a hit with its audience on E4 and around the world.

"It's been great to produce a show that has been able to innovate on screen and online, and that broke new ground premiering with huge success on Hulu in America.

"'Misfits' has been an exciting and rewarding ride for us all and we now look forward to ending the show with a bang!"

Roberto Troni, Channel 4 drama commissioning editor, has also promised fans of the show - which was created by Howard Overman - to expect an explosive ending.

He explained: "Howard and co have some big plans for the last series and like the characters in the show, it won't be going quietly. Strap in and enjoy one final glorious ride!"

The final series will feature Joe Gilgun (Rudy), Karla Crome (Jess), Nathan McMullen (Finn) and Matt Stokoe (Alex), while previous stars of the show have included Robert Sheehan (Nathan), Antonia Thomas (Alisha), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Curtis) and Lauren Socha (Kelly).

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