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Robert Sheehan Leaves Misfits

It’s hard to imagine Misfits without Robert Sheehan. The Irish actor, who plays cocky character Nathan, is the most dominant and outspoken of all the show’s ASBO teens--and that’s saying something. Nevertheless, when the third season airs on E4 this autumn it’ll be without Sheehan’s unique presence. The 23-year-old, who recently landed a lead role in the film Killing Bono, has quit the superhero show to reportedly pursue his emerging movie career.

Fans will have to rely on their computers to see how Sheehan’s written out of the show. His character leaves before the third season airs on TV, in an online film that precedes it. The “exclusive online short” will see the Misfits attempt a trip to Vegas, in which Nathan leaves and a newcomer joins the regular group. Little is currently known about this new character, except that his name’s Rudy (he’s not even been cast yet) so keep your eyes on the Misfits forums for updates.

In the meantime, we’ve got plenty of time to theorise how the new series will pan out. How do you think Nathan will leave? And, more importantly, do you think the show will survive without him? Tell us your thoughts below...

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Rudy sucks. The show is gonna be a BIG FAIL without Nathan...
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When is Misfits going to air the new episodes?
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it will be a disaster without him...
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Damn it, Sheehan made that show. It was so nice to see a local lad do so well on TV or movies too. He's from one town over from me so I'm still hoping he'll do well but this will kill the show. He had the best character by far, irreplaceable.
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He practically WAS the show! Tears will be rivers, and the drownings will not be questioned.
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nathan was the character which separated misfits from other heroes type douchy shows!!! the new one must be one hell of a character to replace nathan
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Seriously? Wouldn't it be a better idea to reschedule shooting so he can exit properly? This sounds like a disaster. I know the guy is probably just doing what's best for his career but shafting the show that gave him one in the first place is a bit rubbish. Good luck to him though. He is awesome and will be missed loads!
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That's really sad, I guess he was my most favorite character of all of them. Well, the show will go on, I'm sure they will make it work it :)!
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I'll miss him. His scenes were always the best. Simon is too quiet and insecure to take his spot. It's not really about the storyline or the plot, but the funny lines in the script that actually entertains the viewers.
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Iwan Rheon will replace Robert Sheehan, the way the second series went Simon will be focus of the attention. So I'm not worried, Nathan will be missed but it's not the end game for Misfits.
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Oh dear, well i hope they keep the scripts tight this coming season or people(viewers) will leave in droves!
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