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PR Misfits: Season One on DVD Jul 31

BBC Worldwide America



Kelly (Lauren Socha), Nathan (Robert Sheehan), 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.

Misfits: Season One

SEX... DRUGS...& SUPER POWERS...

"Brilliantly written and psychologically astute, Misfits is one of the best shows I've seen in ages..." - Slate

Street Date: July 31, 2012
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $24.98 ($30.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 276 minutes + bonus features/ 2-disc set

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New York - July 10, 2012 -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.

About BBC Worldwide Americas:
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). BBC Worldwide Americas brings together all of BBC Worldwide businesses across North and South America. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the UK license payer, and invests in public service programming in return for rights. The company has five core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Consumer Products and Digital. Under these businesses fall two key brands in the U.S. - digital cable channel BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide Productions, the production arm responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars.




BBC Worldwide America

July 28, 2012, 9:45 am - PR
Keywords: television, comedy





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