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Josh Schwartz may help bring 'Misfits' to American TV
Josh Schwartz's script for "X Men: First Class" didn't make it to the big screen, but the uber-producer may be bringing a different story of super-powered teens to the small screen.
According to NYMag's Vulture blog, Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's WBTV-based Fake Empire shingle is developing an American version of the British E4 hit "Misfits."
It should reassure "Misfits" fans that original series creator Howard Overman will co-write the American take with Schwartz. The project doesn't have a network home, but that's presumably just a matter of time. The website says that Schwartz and Overman's script won't be shopped to networks until late this year or early next year, putting it on an atypical development timetable.
America audiences know "Misfits" from its Hulu run, which has generated millions of streams for the site. The British version won last year's BAFTA for best drama series.
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