Creator Howard Overman has already written a first draft of the script

Misfits could be heading to the big screen.

The popular comedy-drama series, centred on a crew of unlikely superheroes, returned to E4 at the end of October (2012). Five episodes of series four have now aired, with three still to come before the end of the year.

Now the show’s creator Howard Overman has revealed that he is planning a film spin-off. He let slip during Alex Fitch’s Panel Borders podcast: “I’ve written the first draft of the script and we’ll see what happens.”

Popular Misfits characters Simon and Alisha – played by Iwan Rheon and Anthonia Thomas – left the show at the end of series three. However, Overman hinted that they could be poised to return, adding: “Whether or not you’ve completely seen the end of Simon and Alisha, if our movie has its way, is another issue…”

When asked whether the film will be set before the TV series, in order to make their return smoother, Overman kept coy, saying: “I’m not going to give that away! If it happens it will involve past and present characters, [but] I’m not allowed to give away anything more than that.”