EXCLUSIVE: My sources are telling me that executives at E4 have renewed their dramedy series Misifts for a fifth season, which is set to air in late 2013. I hear that the size of the order for season five is 8 episodes.
As TVWise previously reported, despite some declines in the ratings, a fifth season renewal for Misfits had been considered likely and production company Clerkenwell Films had already begun staffing the writers room in anticipation of a pick up. As part of that staffing effort, Clerkenwll recruited Mike O’Leary – the writer behind the Misfits: Strung Out web-series as well as the Misfits companion book that was recently published by Hodder & Stoughton – to serve on the show’s writing staff for season 5.
TVWise’s UK TV Scorecard has been updated with this new information.