Following in the footsteps of Skins and Shameless, it now look like Misfits is the next Channel 4 show to get an American remake.

The new version is being developed by The OC and Gossip Girl creator, Josh Schwartz and a number of the leading roles have already been cast with Ashleigh LaThrop, Tre Hall, Allie MacDonald and Jake Cannavale all set to appear in the pilot episode.

The original series ran from 2009 to 2013 and gathered a huge cult following along the way.

Much like the original, the US version will follow a group of young delinquents, who develop super powers after being hit by an electrical storm.

It's thought that the new script will stick closely to that of the original, but unsurprisingly fans still have their reservations.

And who could blame them? We all remember the Skins disaster right?