Adverts

Open Access Articles- Top Results for The Tomorrow People (U.S. TV series)

The Tomorrow People (U.S. TV series)

This article is about the 2013 revival. For the original show and all its revivals, see The Tomorrow People.
The Tomorrow People
250px
Genre Science fiction
Based on The Tomorrow People 
by Roger Price
Developed by
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Location(s)
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original channel The CW
Original release October 9, 2013 (2013-10-09) – May 5, 2014 (2014-05-05)
External links
Website

The Tomorrow People is an American science fiction television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer, and Julie Plec that aired on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season.[3][4][5] It was a remake of the original British television series of the same name, created by Roger Price, which ran from 1973–79. The series follows a group of young people who possess psionic powers as the result of human evolution.[6]

The Tomorrow People premiered on October 9, 2013.[7] Originally aired Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/8:00 p.m. Central, but on March 17, 2014, it was moved to Mondays at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/8:00 p.m. Central.[8]

On May 8, 2014, The CW canceled The Tomorrow People after one season.[9] On October 2014, the series was made available on Netflix.

Premise

The Tomorrow People are humans who, as a result of evolutionary development, have become early instances of the next state of human evolution - homo superior. However, while they are early examples of their particular human subspecies, they are not the first such generation to have developed such abilities- currently, the oldest homo superior appear to have started to emerge thirty to forty years ago and exist across the world. As a consequence of their "breaking out" of the limitations of their pre-telepath developmental phase in young adulthood, they develop psionic abilities (the "three T's" - Telepathy, Teleportation, and Telekinesis. A fourth T ability featured in the series is Temporal Manipulation). The series focuses on Stephen Jameson, a newly-emergent member of the Tomorrow People, as was his father who, as the most powerful of the Tomorrow People, disappeared years before the current events in the series, trying to find a place where they could live safely. The Tomorrow People are hunted by Ultra, an anti-telepath genetic cleansing organization that uses Tomorrow People to hunt down others and neutralize, or kill, them; their headquarters are designed to neutralize the powers of Tomorrow People, although Stephen seems resistant to its effects. Outside Ultra, their parents, and their loved ones, the existence of the Tomorrow People is unknown to the general public, as they fear greater persecution. Consequently, they spend much of their time in the Lair, a subterranean base of operations beneath the streets of Manhattan.

Cast and characters

Main cast

  • Robbie Amell as Stephen Jameson,[6] the main protagonist who suddenly experiences the onset of psionic abilities, realizing he is of a different human species. He is also a synergist: a second-generation telepath whose parents are both homo superior. After joining the Tomorrow People, he joins their enemy Ultra as a double agent in order to take the evil group down. He quits Ultra after he found them trying to hunt Astrid down but soon agrees to continue working there. He was in a romantic relationship with Hillary until her death. At the end of the series, he becomes the Tomorrow People's latest leader.
  • Peyton List as Cara Coburn,[6] one of the Tomorrow People who encountered her own psionic abilities five years prior to the series, when she was a deaf girl who was attacked by a teenaged boy, which caused her to accidentally kill him when using her powers. She was in a relationship with John. She has now been elected the leader of the Tomorrow People. When questioned who she would risk everything for, her answer was John. While she still loves him, she also has a strange bond with Stephen.
  • Luke Mitchell as John Young,[6] leader of the Tomorrow People. He was in a relationship with Cara. He was also a former Ultra agent and Jedikiah's favorite protégé, and comes from a highly dysfunctional family background. Later voted out of his position as leader, then thrown out of the Tomorrow People group by Cara. Unlike other Tomorrow People, Ultra's Annex Project gave him the ability to kill deliberately as opposed to accidentally. He later bonds with Astrid Finch after she pulled the bullet out of him and it is later revealed that Cara is jealous. At the end of the series, he has temporarily lost but then regained his abilities, but has once more become a pawn of Jedikiah Price, former leader of anti-telepath organization Ultra.
  • Aaron Yoo as Russell Kwon,[6] another member of the Tomorrow People. He fled his strict, overbearing Korean father and a prospective career as a prodigy concert pianist to become a petty thief. Later after cheating at various casinos, he gained a partner in crime "Talia", whom he turned in after she stole his money to begin a life of super heroism. How he first came in contact with the Lair is unknown but he is John's best friend.
  • Madeleine Mantock as Astrid Finch,[6] Stephen's best friend and a 'Sap' (member of the species homo sapiens). She learns about Stephen's powers and the world of the Tomorrow People, which soon puts her in danger. She has a close bond with Stephen and after nearly being killed twice, develops a close bond with John, who helps her get over her fears.
  • Mark Pellegrino as Jedikiah Price,[6] Stephen's uncle, an evolutionary biologist and anti-telepath zealot who is head of Ultra. He appears as the main antagonist of the series until the Founder is revealed to be the true antagonist. He was in love with a Tomorrow Person, Morgan, with whom he has fathered a (as yet unborn) child. However Jedikiah has a love/hate relationship with John Young, his former student whom he sees as a son, like John sees him as a father. Despite having tried to kill John numerous times, Jedikiah still cares for him, but later recruits John as the core of a new organization at the end of the series.

Recurring cast

  • Sarah Clarke as Marla Jameson, wife of Jack/Roger and Stephen's mother. It is revealed that she is also an older first-generation Tomorrow Person which explains her son's rare ability to stop time like her husband, Jack, as well as his intensified psionic abilities relative to other, first-generation Tomorrow People like John, Cara, and Russell.
  • Jacob Kogan as Luca Jameson, Marla's son and Stephen's brother. He was suspected of being a Tomorrow Person like his brother Stephen, but was revealed to just be smoking cannabis.
  • Jeffrey Pierce as Jack Jameson/Roger Price, Stephen's father and Jedikiah's brother. He left Stephen's family when Stephen was a child. It is confirmed in the eighth episode that he had been shot by John after he was ordered to by Jedikiah, and in the fourteenth episode was found cryogenically frozen. He worked with Jedikiah and the Founder to create Ultra.
  • Alexa Vega as Hillary Cole, Ultra agent and one of Stephen's partners who has an initially adversarial but later romantic relationship with him. In the twentieth episode, she betrays Ultra and blows herself up with a bomb which is triggered by a phone call from Astrid to kill the Founder. Before doing this she told Stephen how much she loved him.
  • Meta Golding as Darcy Nichols, Ultra agent and one of Stephen's partners. In the sixth episode, it is revealed that she has a sister named Piper, however after betraying Ultra, she is shot dead.
  • Mitchel Kummen as John Young as a child
  • Dan Stevens as TIM[10] (voice only), the Tomorrow People's artificial intelligence, originally stolen from Ultra by John and now currently resident in the Tomorrow People's lair, actively assisting in coordinating their retrieval and recovery of other Tomorrow People from apprehension and murder by Ultra and its henchmen.
  • Madeleine Arthur as Charlotte Taylor (A child telepath. Charlotte was experimented on at "The Citadel", an anti-telepath prison, but is later rescued by the Tomorrow People.) She appears to be closest to John.
  • Ben Hollingsworth as Agent Troy
  • Carly Pope as Morgan Burke, Jedikiah's girlfriend who is a Tomorrow Person and in the sixteenth episode, it is revealed that she is pregnant with his child.
  • Nicholas Young as Aldus Crick, a scientist who worked with Roger Price on researching the abilities of homo superior. He was killed by Ultra. Nicholas Young played John in the original 1973-1979 series.
  • Serinda Swan as Cassandra Smythe, the Founder's daughter and a powerful synergist. Her father used her as a guinea pig for unknown experiments. She was accidentally killed by the Founder when he used his telekinesis to deflect a bullet that was meant for him.
  • Simon Merrells as Hugh Bathory, better known as "the Founder". An extremely powerful and experienced Tomorrow Person, mysterious head of Ultra, father of Cassandra Smythe and considered a monster. He serves as the true main antagonist in the series. At the end of the series, he disappears into a vortex caused by the malfunction of a time stasis apparatus.
  • Leven Rambin as Natalie, a troublemaking telepath with no love for "Saps". Later, she becomes a coldblooded Ultra operative and tries to murder Cara, but is prevented by Stephen's newly disclosed time reversal abilities, which stop the event from ever happening.[11]
  • Laura Slade Wiggins as Irene Quinn, a 17-year-old Tomorrow Person and geneticist.

Episodes

Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".
No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(in millions)

Reception

Critical response

The Tomorrow People received mixed reviews, scoring a 50 out of 100 on the review aggregator Metacritic.[12]

Ratings

The pilot episode was watched by a total of 2.96 million viewers.[13]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" October 9, 2013 (2013-10-09) 0.9/2 2.31[13]
2 "In Too Deep" October 16, 2013 (2013-10-16) 0.8/2 2.15[14]
3 "Girl, Interrupted" October 23, 2013 (2013-10-23) 0.7/2 1.92[15]
4 "Kill or Be Killed" October 30, 2013 (2013-10-30) 0.6/1 1.72[16]
5 "All Tomorrow's Parties" November 6, 2013 (2013-11-06) 0.6/2 1.56[17]
6 "Sorry for Your Loss" November 13, 2013 (2013-11-13) 0.6/2 1.65[18]
7 "Limbo" November 20, 2013 (2013-11-20) 0.6/2 1.72[19]
8 "Thanatos" December 4, 2013 (2013-12-04) 0.6/2 1.74[20]
9 "Death's Door" December 11, 2013 (2013-12-11) 0.5/1 1.44[21]
10 "The Citadel" January 15, 2014 (2014-01-15) 0.5/2 1.46[22]
11 "Rumble" January 22, 2014 (2014-01-22) 0.5/1 1.38[23]
12 "Sitting Ducks" January 29, 2014 (2014-01-29) 0.7/2 1.72[24]
13 "Things Fall Apart" February 5, 2014 (2014-02-05) 0.5/1 1.39[25]
14 "Brother's Keeper" February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26) 0.5/1 1.49[26]
15 "Enemy of My Enemy" March 5, 2014 (2014-03-05) 0.4/1 1.24[27]
16 "Superhero" March 17, 2014 (2014-03-17) 0.4/1 1.17[28]
17 "Endgame" March 24, 2014 (2014-03-24) 0.3/1 0.78[29]
18 "Smoke and Mirrors" March 31, 2014 (2014-03-31) 0.5/1 1.10[30]
19 "Modus Vivendi" April 14, 2014 (2014-04-14) 0.3/1 1.06[31]
20 "A Sort of Homecoming" April 21, 2014 (2014-04-21) 0.3/1 0.76[32]
21 "Kill Switch" April 28, 2014 (2014-04-28) 0.4/1 0.93[33]
22 "Son of Man" May 5, 2014 (2014-05-05) 0.4/1 1.01[34]

Accolades

The Tomorrow People was nominated for "Best Youth-Oriented Series on Television" at the 40th Saturn Awards.[35]

References

  1. Nellie Andreeva (April 23, 2013). "PILOT LOCATIONS: Los Angeles Makes Drama Rebound, New York Gains In Comedy, New Orleans Hot". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  2. Tony Wong (October 8, 2013). "Robbie Amell debuts in The Tomorrow People". Toronto Star. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  3. Hibberd, James (May 9, 2013). "CW orders 3 new sci-fi shows". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  4. Andreeva, Nellie (May 9, 2013). "UPDATE: CW's 'The Tomorrow People', 'The 100', 'Reign' & 'Oxygen' Ordered To Series". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  5. Littleton, Cynthia (May 9, 2013). "CW Orders 4 Dramas; Renews 'Carrie Diaries,' 'Nikita'". Variety. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 "THE TOMORROW PEOPLE (CW)". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  7. Mittovich, Matt (June 24, 2013). "Fall TV Premiere Dates: The CW Once Again Opens Its Season in October". TVLine. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  8. "The CW Announces 2013-2014 Fall Schedule". The Futon Critic. May 16, 2013. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  9. Slezak, Michael (May 8, 2014). "Carrie Diaries, Tomorrow People and One More Cancelled, Three Others Renewed by The CW". TVLine. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  10. Gonzalez, Sandra (September 4, 2013). "Dan Stevens set to voice iconic 'Tomorrow People' character -- EXCLUSIVE". Inside TV. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  11. Gibson, Brody (March 2014). "The Tomorrow People Adds Leven Rambin for Final Episode Run". BoomTron. BoomTron. Retrieved March 2014. 
  12. "The Tomorrow People - Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 "'Arrow' & 'The Tomorrow People' See Big Live +3 Ratings Gains". TV by the Numbers. October 14, 2013. Retrieved October 14, 2013. 
  14. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.02
  15. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.03
  16. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.04
  17. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.05
  18. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.06
  19. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.07
  20. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.08
  21. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.09
  22. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.10
  23. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.11
  24. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.12
  25. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.13
  26. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.14
  27. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.15
  28. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.16
  29. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.17
  30. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.18
  31. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.19
  32. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.20
  33. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.21
  34. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 1.22
  35. "The 40th Saturn Award Nominations". Retrieved March 28, 2014. 

External links