E4 have confirmed that series 5 of Misfits will be the last.
Joseph Gilgun, Karla Crome, Nathan McMullen, Matt Stokoe and Natasha O’Keeffe will all return for eight more episodes, which are due to air in the Autumn.
I’m actually sad to see the show go, but I think it has come to its logical conclusion. On one hand, Misfits lends itself to cast changes more than any other show. You do your community service, you complete your hours and move on, but realistically how many people involved in that storm could end up on community service?
The shows creator, Howard Overman hinted earlier this year that he had written the first draft of a movie based on the series. He also teased the previous characters may make an appearance. There have also been talks of an American remake.
E4 have announced that the Ricky Gervais Show will return in May, for a third series.
This animated comedy series spans 13 x 30-minute episodes much of which consists of Karl Pilkington musing on everything from slugs and freaks to the mind body problem and world hunger. The show has been sold around the world and been nominated for 5 Emmys.
Ricky Gervais said: “Karl is not only my best friend but also my gift to the world. This is my favourite series so far and it even features some previously unheard audio”
The Ricky Gervais Show is based on the record breaking podcast which won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most downloads and last year passed the incredible 340 million download mark.
Channel 4 Head of Comedy, Shane Allen, said: “A very welcome return to E4 of these comedy masters. Their flights of fancy and infectious banter are a joy as Stephen and Ricky delve in to the inner workings of Karl Pilkington’s oddly wired brain”.
The Ricky Gervais Show is produced for Channel 4 by Media Rights Capital in association with Wildbrain Entertainment; executive producers, Ricky Gervais, Bob Higgins, Lisa Ullmann and Steve Patrick; supervising producer, Margaret M. Dean; producer, Pamela J. Arseneau; director, Dan Fraga.