Charlie Saxton (“Hung”) and Dave Foley (“NewsRadio”) have been set as series regulars in Freeform’s supernatural drama pilot “Misfits” based on the cult British series of the same name.
The story revolves around a group of young offenders in a community service program who develop supernatural powers after being hit by a mysterious electrical storm.
Foley will play Bernie, a disheveled and dorky driver. Saxton will play Simon who is intelligent and odd and makes his way through life ignored by the world at large. Ashleigh LaThrop, Tre Hall, Allie MacDonald and Jake Cannavale also star.
“The O.C.” creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage serve as showrunners on the series with the pilot currently in production in Vancouver. Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“iZombie”) is penning the project.