‘Misfits’ casts ‘This Is England ’86’ actor to replace Robert Sheehan

Joseph Gilgun joins the cast as new character Rudy

Joseph Gilgun has been announced as Robert Sheehan‘s replacement in Misfits.

The This Is England ’86 actor has signed up to play new character Rudy in E4‘s hit drama about ASBO superheroes.

He will replace Sheehan, who is quitting his role as Nathan to pursue a film career. His departure will be shown in a special online-only episode ahead of series three.

A statement from Channel 4 reads: “New kid on the block Rudy gets a rude awakening in his first few days of community service, learning that with the keys to the infamous locker comes a great deal of running and screaming and, in some instances, bloodletting. But that really is the least of his worries. More pressing is just how to keep his secret superpower, well, secret. And is it super? As in from the A- List?”

Teasing the action of the third series, it continues: “The rest of the gang are also back with all-new powers. But just how did that trade off with Seth (Matthew McNulty), the superpower dealer, go down? You would hope that at least one of them has a power approaching something halfway useful.

“With Seth still trading powers, zombies on the loose, havoc being wreaked with events from the past and even more havoc being wreaked in the present, things haven’t got any quieter for our gang.”

Misfits was recently nominated for Best Drama at the BAFTA TV Awards.