The Tomorrow People (U.S. TV series)

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The Tomorrow People
The Tomorrow People intertitle.png
GenreScience fiction
FormatSerial drama
Based onThe Tomorrow People 
by Roger Price
Developed by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelThe CW
Original runOctober 9, 2013 (2013-10-09) – present
External links
Website
 
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The Tomorrow People
The Tomorrow People intertitle.png
GenreScience fiction
FormatSerial drama
Based onThe Tomorrow People 
by Roger Price
Developed by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelThe CW
Original runOctober 9, 2013 (2013-10-09) – present
External links
Website

The Tomorrow People is an American science fiction television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer and Julie Plec that airs on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season.[1][2][3] It is 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.[4]

The Tomorrow People had its series premiere on October 9, 2013.[5] It airs on Wednesdays at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central.[6]

Premise[edit]

The Tomorrow People are humans who, as a result of genetic evolution, develop special powers (the "three T's" of telepathy, teleportation, and telekinesis). 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 organization that uses Tomorrow People to hunt down others and neutralize them; their headquarters are designed to neutralize the powers of Tomorrow People.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD and Blu-ray release dates
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
122[8]October 9, 2013 (2013-10-09)TBATBATBATBA

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code
U.S. viewers
(in millions)
1"Pilot"Danny CannonTeleplay by: Phil KlemmerOctober 9, 2013 (2013-10-09)2968452.32[9]
Stephen Jameson is a 16-year-old teen living in New York City who has been waking up in different places and doesn't know why, until a young woman, named Cara, tells him that he is of a different species called Homo Superior, or the Tomorrow People. Cara takes him to an underground facility which used to be a former NY subway station, where Stephen meets John and Russell, people with the same special powers as him. An artificial intelligence supercomputer, known as T.I.M., runs the facility while John is the de facto leader of the small group of telepathic youths. John has a few trust issues but Cara and the others believe Stephen will bring the Tomorrow People to a place where they can be safe from their enemy, Ultra. Jedikiah, who turns out to be Stephen’s uncle, runs the Ultra Organization. Things turn around when Stephen decides to work for his uncle, in order to find out what happened to his father. Stephen as discovers a few surprising new powers that no one knew about. 
2"In Too Deep"Danny CannonStory by: Greg Berlanti & Phil Klemmer
Teleplay by: Phil Klemmer & Jeff Rake
October 16, 2013 (2013-10-16)2J79522.15[10]
Stephen is working for Ultra and the Tomorrow People as a double agent playing both sides. John doesn't trust Stephen, but Cara believes Stephen will bring their people to safety. His first mission is to bring in a new Tomorrow Person named Kurt, who had robbed a bank by controlling a security guard to do it. Stephen learns that Ultra wants to kill Kurt instead of neutralize his powers. Stephen feels wrong being part of genocide, and also learned from the previous episode that his kind cannot kill anybody. They manage to save Kurt from Ultra, while Stephen undergoes his first debriefing that involves a telepathic woman who will get into his head that will learn everything including his people and their underground layout. With help from Cara, he shields his mind from her but at the cost of his partner's life. With the missions becoming dangerous, Stephen wants to quit but John is beginning to trust him. John believes Stephen should stay at Ultra and work from the inside and report back all of the organization's moves to them. 
3"Girl, Interrupted"Danny CannonMicah Schraft & Pam VeaseyOctober 23, 2013 (2013-10-23)2J79531.92[11]
Stephen meets his new partner, a fellow telepath named Agent Darcy Nichols, they try to develop his new power that can stop time. Meanwhile, the Tomorrow People come up with an idea to get inside Ultra's mainframe with the Stephen's help. They are successful but Cara's past gets into her head that endangers the mission. The mainframe pulls out a name of a new Tomorrow Person; they try to find her but it turns out to be a trap with Cara being captured. Jedikiah asks Stephen to neutralize Cara's powers, which Ultra believes he had done successfully, but instead he had stopped time and gave her a saline injection instead. While at a party, Stephen telepathically overhears a classmate, Emily, contemplate suicide but is not allowed to help humans as it will expose their powers. Instead, Cara intervenes and helps save her life, without exposing her powers. His best friend, Astrid, saw him teleporting and confronts him. We learn of Cara's past five years ago, when she was a deaf girl who had been accused of killing a boy. She was defending herself when she was being attacked and discovered her powers. She suddenly could hear and able to talk to her dad, who gave her money to run away and said goodbye to her younger sister. 
4"Kill or Be Killed"Guy BeeNicholas Wootton & Alex KatsnelsonOctober 30, 2013 (2013-10-30)2J79541.72[12]
Killian McCrane (Jason Dohring), an ex-agent of Ultra, comes back to get John. Killian is different from the others because he is able to kill. Killian tests him in order to determine if he is a worthy adversary by detonating 6 bombs all at once. John successfully deactivates the bombs using teleportation. Meanwhile, Jedikiah is invited to family dinner by Mrs. Jameson in order to find out what Stephen is doing for him, which she thinks is same thing his father may have done. John agrees to a meet with Jedikiah, who informs him they should have a cease-fire in order to work together to find Killian. John and Killian have an all out battle in a parking garage, but Jedikiah betrays him and sends in a kill squad to kill both. John teleports them to the woods, and John shoots Killian dead. John informs Killian the reason why he left Ultra was because he too was also made to be a killer. 
5"All Tomorrow's Parties"Nick CopusLeigh Dana Jackson & Grainne GodfreeNovember 6, 2013 (2013-11-06)2J79551.56[13]
On the advice of Irene, another Tomorrow Person who is a genetics whiz, Cara asks Stephen to obtain some of the 'cure' serum that Ultra uses to strip away their powers in order to create an antidote, which he is able to do. Unfortunately, Jedikiah is ordered to bring Stephen in to meet his superiors, and Stephen is shocked to discover that one of them is a Tomorrow Person who attempts to read his mind, leaving Stephen unsure as to how much he got. Meanwhile, Cara and Russell attempt to get John to lower his guard enough to let them have a night of fun, to get them away from their underground hideout just for a little while, but everything goes awry when they are betrayed by one of their own. A fight breaks out in which the genetics whiz gets shot. John shoots one of enemy, revealing to Cara, who he had not told that he was able to kill, she is shocked. It turns out Kurt had betrayed The tomorrow people after Ultra threatened to kill his mum. Cara uses the 'cure' serum to strip away Kurts powers, even after Stephen tells her it's hard to come by and that he's not worth it. After a traumatic night, Astrid, having followed Stephen once again into a possibly dangerous situation, confronts him at home, leaving Stephen to finally show her just what he's been hiding from her lately by revealing his powers. 
6"Sorry for Your Loss"Nathan HopeJeff Rake & Ray UtarnachittNovember 13, 2013 (2013-11-13)2J79561.65[14]
Russell is informed by TIM that his father has passed away, and John joins him in going home to the funeral in order to avoid speaking to Cara about his ability to kill. Part of Russell's background story is shown of him being a child prodigy pianist under the tutelage of his stern father. Meanwhile, Stephen and Cara are tracking down a new Tomorrow Person named Piper, who is coincidentally the sister of Stephen's partner at Ultra. While tracking down Piper, Stephen and Cara begin an affair, and Jedikiah is also in an affair himself with none other than another tomorrow person. 
7"Limbo"Félix AlcaláNicholas Wootton & Micah SchraftNovember 20, 2013 (2013-11-20)2J79571.70[15]
A bad day begins for Stephen as he begins to misuse his powers for personal gain. He uses his powers at basketball games, and throws a wild party at his house where he reads Astrid's mind and finds out she is in love with him. The affair between Stephen and Cara has been revealed to John; Jedikiah puts a wristband onto Stephen nullifying his powers. Now Stephen is powerless against a rogue Tomorrow Person who has been victimizing women with his abilities and a Vision from Stephen's father, Roger, comes to Stephen as he is nearly killed. 
8"Thanatos"Rob BaileyStory by: Greg Berlanti & Phil Klemmer
Teleplay by: Phil Klemmer & Alex Katsnelson
December 4, 2013 (2013-12-04)2J79581.74[16]
While infiltrating Jedikiah's home for more information on "Thanatos", Russell inadvertently teleports both himself and Jedikiah to the Tomorrow People's underground hideout potentially compromising their position when the same Tomorrow Person who founded Ultra uses a team of telepaths to locate him. Cara and Russell attempt to locate Jedikiah's girlfriend in an attempt to make him reveal Thanatos, and for John a secret is soon to be revealed about his past at Ultra which will endanger his position as leader of the Tomorrow People. (Guest starring Nicholas Young, as Doctor Aldus Crick) 
9"Death's Door"Leslie LibmanStory by: Greg Berlanti & Phil Klemmer
Teleplay by: Pam Veasey & Leigh Dana Jackson
December 11, 2013 (2013-12-11)2J79591.44[17]
John has been captured by Ultra in a further attempt by the latter to uncover the whereabouts of the Tomorrow People. Cara again seeks out Jedikiah's girlfriend in an attempt to trade, only for Jedikiah to request that she join the Tomorrow People in hiding. Jedikiah's affair has been brought to the attention of the Founder and Jedikiah is forced into a difficult decision. Stephen's mother reveals a box with research notes by his father and Professor Aldus Crick (special guest star Nicholas Young, who played John in the original UK series) who were attempting to reach "Limbo" by simultaneously teleporting while stopping time. Stephen tracks down and meets Aldus Crick where the elderly professor tells Stephen that, after more than hundreds of attempts at "Limbo", the results proved unsuccessful. Before Stephen can ask Aldus Crick anything more, the Founder has Aldus Crick killed. Stephen becomes determined to reach "Limbo" the way he previously found himself, but will he survive another near death experience? 
10"The Citadel"Eagle EgilssonJeff Rake & Grainne GodfreeJanuary 15, 2014 (2014-01-15)2J79601.46[18]
The Tomorrow People learn about an escapee from The Citadel; a prison in which Ultra tortures and experiments on the Tomorrow People. Errol a man with strong telepathic powers escapes and Stephen takes a bullet from John to keep his cover at Ultra as Errol is rescued. The Tomorrow People learn of John's past and vote Cara as their new leader and she leads an ambush with the help of Errol into the Citadel to rescue others. Errol is killed by Jedikiah while protecting Cara and a young girl named Charlotte who manages to escape, Stephen learns the man "Simon Blane" who was meant to protect his father's body is dead, Jedikiah informs him that he himself shot this man and then cremated Roger's body, however the truth of this is in question. Stephen's mother has a new boyfriend named Peter and Stephen tries to read his mind only to find out that somehow Peter is blocking his Telepathy. 
11"Rumble"Nick CopusNicholas Wootton & Ray UtarnachittJanuary 22, 2014 (2014-01-22)2J79611.38[19]
Julian Masters — a sadistic Tomorrow Person who gets a thrill from the effects of the prime barrier is back in town and gets the attention of Cara who was once associated with him and his girlfriend. Ultra is also on the hunt for Julian while training new recruits who have to make the cut as agents or have their powers removed. Stephen clashes with a new recruit, Hillary who is determined to do things her own way and not as a team. Meanwhile in the lair, Charlotte is having nightmares of The Citadel, and is impulsively emitting a violent telepathic feedback to her fellow Tomorrow People, which Cara thinks would be helpful to use against Julian. Russell is beaten nearly to death by Julian and his gang after discovering that he plans to terrorize an entire apartment complex in a blatant act of hate. Astrid's safety is seriously compromised after Hillary witnesses Stephen teleport her away. 
12"Sitting Ducks"Dermott DownsPhil Klemmer & Micah SchraftJanuary 29, 2014 (2014-01-29)2J79621.72[20]
Hillary informs to Jedikiah about Astrid in an attempt to gain prestige within Ultra and Stephen finds out that Peter is taking his mother and his brother away on a camping trip making Stephen anxious about his intentions. John volunteers to protect Astrid because of a personal experience he suffered 14 Years ago involving Ultra killing an old Comic Book vendor in front of him after John revealed his powers. Astrid is nearly assassinated by Ultra before John rescues her and takes a bullet saving her life, however the clock is ticking as John cannot Teleport them away from the scene without his strength. Cara rescues both of them however Astrid must stay with the Tomorrow People underground or risk herself getting killed. Meanwhile Stephen takes a drastic measure to get Peter to reveal any powers he may be hiding and nearly makes a serious mistake, only to realize that it may be in fact his brother Luca who is breaking out with the powers of a Tomorrow Person. 
13"Things Fall Apart"Michael SchultzAlex Katsnelson & Leigh Dana JacksonFebruary 5, 2014 (2014-02-05)2J79631.39[21]
Cassandra Smythe, a newly discovered and exceptionally powerful breakout, has been robbing banks and leaving the money to get herself on Ultra's grid. Out of disgust at Ultra's attack on Astrid Stephen quits, however the Founder goes directly to Stephen to make a deal with him: Cassandra for Astrid's freedom, in which it is revealed that Cassandra is in fact his own daughter. Stephen eventually captures Cassandra and brings her to the lair and Cara discovers that she was experimented on frequently by the Founder and an Ultra doctor. Stephen's mother Marla, after overhearing Jedekiah and Stephen speak about Astrid, goes directly to Ultra and threatens the entire organization with exposure if Astrid is not alright. Stephen gets caught by the Founder after he attempts to investigate the room that Cassandra was in while she was experimented on. John goes against Cara's orders and takes Cassandra to Ultra in a bid to rescue Stephen and preserve hope. Cara in response expels John from the lair, needing to ensure the others will follow her. The speculation that Luca may be breaking out runs afoul disgustingly, and after the Founder goes back on his word to send a kill Squad after Astrid again Stephen dramatically finds out without doubt that his mother is in fact one of the Tomorrow People. 
14"Brother's Keeper"[22]Guy BeeJeff Rake & Grainne GodfreeFebruary 26, 2014 (2014-02-26)2J7964TBA
15"Enemy of My Enemy"[23]Steven A. AdelsonPhil Klemmer & Ray UtarnachittMarch 5, 2014 (2014-03-05)[24]2J7965TBA
16TBATBAMarch 17, 2014 (2014-03-17)[24]TBA
17TBATBAMarch 24, 2014 (2014-03-24)[24]TBA
18TBATBAMarch 31, 2014 (2014-03-31)[24]TBA

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The Tomorrow People received mixed reviews, scoring a 50 out of 100 on the review aggregator Metacritic.[25]

Ratings[edit]

No.TitleAir dateRating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR Viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"October 9, 2013 (2013-10-09)0.9/22.32[9]1.1[26]0.8[26]1.1[26]2.96[26]
2"In Too Deep"October 16, 2013 (2013-10-16)0.8/22.15[10]TBATBATBATBA
3"Girl, Interrupted"October 23, 2013 (2013-10-23)0.7/21.92[11]TBATBATBATBA
4"Kill or Be Killed"October 30, 2013 (2013-10-30)0.6/11.72[12]TBATBATBATBA
5"All Tomorrow's Parties"November 6, 2013 (2013-11-06)0.6/21.56[13]TBATBATBATBA
6"Sorry for Your Loss"November 13, 2013 (2013-11-13)0.6/21.65[14]TBATBATBATBA
7"Limbo"November 20, 2013 (2013-11-20)0.6/21.72[15]TBATBATBATBA
8"Thanatos"December 4, 2013 (2013-12-04)0.6/21.74[16]TBATBATBATBA
9"Death's Door"December 11, 2013 (2013-12-11)0.5/11.44[17]TBATBATBATBA
10"The Citadel"January 15, 2014 (2014-01-15)0.5/21.46[18]TBATBATBATBA
11"Rumble"January 22, 2014 (2014-01-22)0.5/11.38[19]TBATBATBATBA
12"Sitting Ducks"January 29, 2014 (2014-01-29)0.7/21.72[20]TBATBATBATBA
13"Things Fall Apart"February 5, 2014 (2014-02-05)0.5/11.39[21]TBATBATBATBA
14"Brother's Keeper"February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26)TBATBATBATBATBATBA
15"Enemy of My Enemy"March 5, 2014 (2014-03-05)TBATBATBATBATBATBA

References[edit]

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