Re: sf/f TV development news - 2013
It is amazing how on-brand all the CW shows are.
Angsty teenagers hundreds of years ago.
Angsty teenagers as superheroes.
Angsty teenagers in high school with aliens.
Angsty teenagers as immortal vampires.
Angsty teenagers in the future.
All who are ridiculously good looking. All who talk, and act like present day American teenagers.
I'll give them a try, but all the high concept genre-y trappings can't disguise that these are very much typical CW shows.
While the CW's remake of the Tomorrow People certainly "fits" the specific brand you accuse it of, the source material dates back to the British ITV channel back in the early 70s. When TP premiered, that "other" famous British show, the one on the BBC, starred Tom Baker.
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