Foley has joined the potential superhero drama as as series regular, our sister site Deadline reports. His character, Bernie, is a schlubby, desperate car-service driver who is clumsy and rather desperate.
Misfits, an adaptation of a British cult hit, centers on a group of young offenders in a community-service program who develop otherworldly powers after being hit by a mysterious electrical storm. The cast includes Ashleigh Lathrop (Sirens) as Alicia, a spoiled, vapid, middle-class party girl; Tre Hall (ABC’s upcoming Ten Days in the Valley) as Curtis, a talented and cocky football player with a promising career ahead of him; Jake Cannavale (Nurse Jackie) as Nathan, a con artist with a heavily inflated sense of his own attractiveness, intelligence and potential; and Allie MacDonald (Orphan Black) as Kelly, who is street-smart with a hair-trigger temper.
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Charlie Saxton (Hung) also has been cast in the series-regular role of Simon, who has trouble connecting with the other youthful miscreants in the community-service program.
iZombie‘s Diane Ruggiero-Wright will write, produce and serve as showrunner if the remake goes to series. Fake Empire’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will executive-produce alongside the original show’s creator Howard Overman.
Foley’s long list of TV credits also includes Will & Grace, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Hot in Cleveland, The Middle and Dr. Ken. Saxton also has appeared in Workaholics, Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life and Bones, among other series.