MISFITS has landed on Netflix UK with its irreverent take on the superhero genre. Many viewers are watching the series but some are wondering: Why did Robert Sheehan really leave Misfits?
E4 series Misfits first launched in 2009 and offered up a teen comedy-drama like no other. The show followed a group of juvenile miscreants doing community service when they were struck by lightning and ended up with superpowers. The Channel 4 show catapulted its relatively unknown cast into the spotlight – but why did actor Robert Sheehan depart as Nathan Young?
Why did Robert Sheehan really leave Misfits?
BAFTA-winning series Misfits saw Sheehan portraying the eccentric and larger-than-life character of Nathan, who provided the much-needed comic relief when things got a little to hairy in the show.
He was a fan-favourite thanks to his hilarious antics which often landed him in trouble.
Sheehan departed Misfits after only two seasons, a move which would later prompt a mass exodus of the rest of the cast in the subsequent series.
To round off Nathan’s story, Channel 4 made a short film in which Nathan was seen living the big life in Las Vegas with his girlfriend Marnie (Gwyneth Keyworth).
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