1. The Tomorrow People airs immediately after Robbie's real-life cousin's show, Arrow. So, how often do Robbie and Stephen Amell actually see each other?
Robbie Amell: We live a block from each other. When I moved to Vancouver, I was just like, “Where do you live? I’m going to get a place nearby.” Monday through Friday, we can’t see each other because the chances of either of us having a day off is low, but we hang out every Sunday. We watch football. We’re both big football fans. He’s got a big three-TV setup in his living room — yeah, he went for it. He and his wife are expecting their baby in the next few weeks, so I’m sure I’ll be around a little more to help look after it if they need some time. But I’m terrified. I don’t even want to hold a baby. I’m so scared of small infants whose life depends on me. It just scares the hell out of me. If I’m holding a baby, I’m sitting down on a bed of pillows, and the baby’s wearing a helmet.
2. The show isn't just about the next step in human evolution; it's about the importance of standing out.
3. The Tomorrow People uses the same fight choreographer as Arrow.
4. Speaking of fight sequences, Robbie will get his ass kicked. Repeatedly.
5. The show is more about the Tomorrow People than Stephen's life as a high schooler.
6. But The Tomorrow People will tackle what it's like to have superpowers and also have to deal with human stuff.
7. Amell and his character are driven by something we can all understand: putting family first.
8. If List looks familiar, you might recognize her as Jane Sterling on Mad Men.
PL: "It was an easier transition than you would assume. With Mad Men, all of the characters are so specific, so you know your character once you’ve done it for a couple of years. It’s fun to go to a polar opposite place, and I love both things. I love period stuff, and I also love sci-fi, because the possibilities are endless of what you can do with it. They’re really taking advantage of that on this show, and it’s cool."
9. Amell and List have favorite superheroes, aside from themselves that is.
RA: "Ever since I was a little kid, I had a ton of Batman toys and comic books. I used to watch the series when I was really young with my mom and dad — the bam! Pow! Plat! — the Adam West one. I remember seeing Tim Burton’s Batman with Michael Keaton. I guess because I grew up when Batman was in his prime, with the movies and TV series, it’s just always been a big thing for me."
PL: "I kind of always had a thing for Catwoman, but what girl didn’t? And I went through my Mortal Kombat phase, which I know isn’t really superhero, but I thought I was Kitana for a few years. I really truly believed it."