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