BBC America have announced that the cult British comedy will hit DVD shelves for the first time in the states.
Despite a lack of broadcaster, the E4 show gained American popularity from streaming sites like Hulu (and undoubtedly its fair share of torrents). It will début on state-side television for the first time on Logo next week. Finally, the community service superheroes can grace your collection on July 31.
The award-winning, critically acclaimed series Misfits: Season One is available on DVD for the first time in North America on July 31, 2012. The provocative show GQ called “outstanding” proves that superpowers, hormones and court-ordered community service are an entertaining mix The DVD includes an exclusive collector’s free t-shirt offer.
Written and created by Howard Overman (Merlin), Misfits took home the 2010 BAFTA TV Award for Drama Series and continues to earn international acclaim. The provocative show GQ called “outstanding” proves that superpowers, hormones and court-ordered community service are an entertaining mix.
Kelly (BAFTA-winner Lauren Socha), Nathan (Robert Sheehan, The Borrowers, Season of the Witch), Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), Alisha (Antonia Thomas), and Simon (Iwan Rheon) are five unruly teenagers forced to do community service as payback for their crimes. But when a freak electrical storm hits their town, strange things begin to happen to the gang as they discover that they have each developed a superpower, one that reveals their deepest, darkest insecurities. Though they just want to finish their community service and get through the challenges of everyday teenage life – relationships, friendships, parents and sex – fate has another task in store for them: they must save their town from the evil that has descended upon it. With abilities ranging from invisibility to hearing people’s thoughts, these young malcontents are going to learn that having great power sure can get in the way of having a great time.
In 2011, Misfits premiered exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu and Hulu Plus, and is launching on Logo starting July 19, 2012. In Canada, the series premiered in Spring 2010 on Showcase and on BBC Canada.
Bonus features include:
· Making of Misfits
· Cast and Crew Interviews
· Simon’s Films
· A collector’s item that can’t be missed- an exclusive Misfits t-shirt with every DVD.
As mentioned in the official press release, everyone who purchases Season 1 on DVD will receive a free Misfits t-shirt, which you can check out below.
Readers can pre-order season 1 for the special price of $19.99 from Amazon. Presumably, the subsequent three seasons will get a release following their broadcast on Logo.
Will you be picking up a copy come July 31?