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The Tomorrow People jaunt back to the airwaves

Seminal British kiddie Sci-Fi earns a sexed-up US reboot

The Tomorrow People

VIDEO Seminal seventies science fiction show The Tomorrow People is jaunting back to television.

The premise of The Tomorrow People was simple: living among us are young people who have already achieved the next stage of evolution, acquiring abilities like telepathy and teleportation (referred to as "jaunting" along the way.

Less-evolved and older humans fear The Tomorrow People, who therefore live in the shadows. And of course enjoy thrilling adventures as they avoid those who would manipulate them or use their powers for nefarious purposes.

The show was influential in its sixeight-season seventies run: we've previously noted characters used something that looks an awful lot like an iPad and that Apple's Jony Ive was of an age that could have made him a fan during its first screening.

The show came back for a short 90's revival and has now been picked up by The CW Network, a youth-oriented outfit that is home to shows including America's Next Top Model, Gossip Girl, 90210, Arrow and The Vampire Diaries. The network promises The Tomorrow People will debut in the northern hemisphere's autumn/fall. Several CW Network shows make it to Sky TV, so a UK return for The Tomorrow People doesn't seem an outrageous assumption.

If the YouTube preview below is any indication, the reboot retains many of the original's elements, sexed up a little and with production values evoking recent outings from the similarly-themed X-Men franchise.

The rebooted show already has a home page, albeit a rather dodgy one, here. ®

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