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Phil Klemmer wrote the Pilot episode of The Tomorrow People U.S. TV Series.

In a Los Angeles Times interview, Klemmer said that he hadn't seen the Original Series, but watched all the episodes before writing the pilot. On updating the show for a modern audience, he said: "I wanted to imbue the series with contemporary issues. The first toehold I got was, imagine a kid 'breaking out.' And your kid discovering he has paranormal powers, how that could be confused with mental illness or some sort of emotional or psychiatric trauma. [...] These things that you thought made you a freak, actually make you powerful."[1]

When the Hollywood Reporter asked Klemmer what he hoped the audience would get out of the show, he replied: "I hope people are engaged on two levels. I hope it's exciting and action-packed. It's science fiction that I don't think you get to see on TV, or certainly not on network television. What I like about it is that it is something you can enjoy as hardcore sci-fi and an emotionally raw, honest coming-of-age story."[2]

References Edit

  1. 'Tomorrow People' producer Phil Klemmer talks powers and Superman, www.latimes.com, retrieved 10 October 2013
  2. 'Tomorrow People' EP on Paying Homage to the Original and Series' Big Questions (Q&A), www.hollywoodreporter.com, retrieved 10 October 2013

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