Following the weekend's shock announcement that Robert Sheehan won't be part of Misfits' third series, some details on the "online film" has come to light. The webisode will apparently involve the gang going on a trip to Las Vegas, where the new character Rudy is introduced as Nathan's departure is explained.
It's great to be launching the third series of Misfits with an online film which introduces our new character Rudy, as well as saying goodbye to Nathan.Robert Wulff-Cochrane, Channel 4's Drama Commissioning Editor:
We're all very excited about the return for a third series, as well as kicking off with a groundbreaking online film. Howard Overman has created some more brilliantly surprising and original storylines and fans can rest assured that series three will begin in a way no-one else could possibly imagine.Hilary Perkins, Multi-platform Commissioning Editor:
This exclusive piece of online content is set to confound expectations. It will be essential viewing for any fan and a real event for E4.com"The eight-part third series will return in late-2011, with Matt Stevens (Skins) joining the crew as a producer, and new directors in Alex Garcia and Wayne Yip (Secret Diary Of A Call Girl). Howard Overman will write five of the eight episodes.
The Vegas-set special will debut online, just prior to series 3's return. I'd be surprised if it doesn't air on E4, but nothing's been confirmed. Of course, fans already know that a trip to Las Vegas was foreshadowed in series 2 (in the photo taken of Alisha and Simon together, see above), so there's nice cohesion there. And it seems that Sheehan will actually appear in this special episode, so we'll get some on-screen closure, although I very much doubt they'll be filming overseas like Doctor Who have. Knowing Misfits, expect stock footage of the Vegas strip and some interior casino/hotel scenes.
Does any of this make you feel better about Sheehan's loss?