As previously reported on this very blog, Robert Sheehan has decided not to continue in the role of Nathan in E4’s hit ASBO superheroes show Misfits and will be replaced with a new character named Rudy. Well, Rudy’s now been cast, with the role going to This is England’s Joe Gilgun.
The Lancashire-born actor has appeared in Coronation Street as a child actor during the late 1990s and spent four years as Emmerdale’s Eli Dingle. In 2006 he played Woody in Shane Meadows’ film This Is England and returned for last year’s critically acclaimed television spin-off This Is England ’86.
We’re told that new boy Rudy will get a “rude awakening” in his first few days of community service. Of course, the big question is – what is his superpower and is it something from the A List?
Misfits returns with eight episodes later in the year.