Howard Overman, creator of the beloved British sci-fi show Misfits, is bringing his next "dark comedy" project to Netflix as part of the streaming service's original programming series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Crazy Face, which will also be co-produced by England's Channel 4, will be a six-part series and star Downton Abbey alum Clara Theobold as a demon hunter who roams around the country performing exorcisms on people. Theobold will be joined by Susan Wokoma as her partner-in-crime and the show will focus heavily on the trials and tribulations of friendship amidst the exorcising backdrop.
Theobold will play Amy, a part-time employee at a local bowling alley who has the ability to see lingering spirits. When she's introduced to Raquel (played by Wokoma), a self-trained demon hunter, the two team up to start their new business. Think Ghostbusters meets Shaun of the Dead.
The show will have its premiere on E4 in the U.K., followed by a global distribution on Netflix. E4 also played home to Overman's Misfits, which starred a young Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Snow) from Game of Thrones. ABC recently announced that executive producer Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl, The O.C.) would be making an American version of Misfits for the upcoming fall season.
Production on the series will begin in Bristol this week.