Sad news for Misfits fans today - it's been confirmed that the cast have begun filming the fifth and FINAL series of the E4 drama. boos, hoos and sadfaces all round.

The show - which is about a group of teenage young offenders whose lives are changed forever when they get caught in a freak storm that leaves them with supernatural powers - will hit telly screens for the last time later this year in eight 60-minute episodes.

Murray Ferguson, chief executive of Clerkenwell Films, said: "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!"

While Roberto Troni, Channel 4 drama commissioning editor, said: "Misfits took the superhero genre and spun it on its head in an utterly unique and ambitious way. It was big, clever, funny and deliriously entertaining!

"E4 couldn't be more proud of what the show has achieved. It has won countless awards, has launched the careers of directors and actors, and has played a vital part in E4's continuing success.

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"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!"

Characters Abby (Natasha O'Keeffe), Rudy (Joseph Gilgun), Jess (Karla Crome), Finn (Nathan McMullen), and Alex (Matt Stokoe) will all star in the final series, which is said to focus on the first anniversary of the storm that gave the gang their powers.

What do you make of this news - sad to see Misfits disappear from our screens?

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