A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers.


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Series cast summary:
 Curtis Donovan (25 episodes, 2009-2012)
 Rudy Wade (25 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Simon Bellamy (21 episodes, 2009-2011)
 Kelly Bailey (21 episodes, 2009-2011)
 Alisha Daniels (21 episodes, 2009-2011)
 Jess (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Finn Samson (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Greg (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Alex (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Nathan Young (15 episodes, 2009-2011)
 Abbey Smith (11 episodes, 2012-2013)
 Shaun (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
 Seth (11 episodes, 2010-2012)


Nathan, Kelly, Simon, Alisha and Curtis were expecting their community service to be boring. However after a freak thunderstorm they discover that it is anything but dull. Bestowed with strange powers, the five very different teens realize they have a lot more to worry about than just picking up litter, especially as they discover that they are not the only ones who have been given strange powers. Secrets will be revealed, feelings brought to the surface and relationships formed and broken. But hey, its only 12 weeks of community service; what's the worst that could happen? Written by LadyN1

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When five young outsiders on community service get caught in a strange storm they soon realise they have developed superpowers.


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Antonia Thomas was originally reluctant to take the role of Alisha Daniels due to the heavy amount of sexual activity involved in the part. However, she changed her mind when she read the script further, met with Overman and found that the character had far more depth than originally thought. Thomas also joked in an interview that when Overman met with her and asked if there were any requests for character development in Series 2 she answered "less inappropriate sexual things to do on screen." See more »


Nathan Young: Come on Barry, you're good at this sort of stuff. Think of something.
Simon Bellamy: Who's Barry?
Nathan Young: ...You are.
Kelly Bailey: His name is Simon.
Nathan Young: Is it? I thought it was Barry. Sorry mate.
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Fantastic Television
8 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I must admit that not once did I think of 'Heroes' when watching this programme, although now the point has been raised I can see why people would compare the two. What this programme does is show what a fertile ground British TV still is as not only is it very well cast, but the writing, direction and production design match anything that out US friends can do. Along with Skins and The Inbetweeners Channel 4 have now got another great programme that is 'yoof' but also appeals to an older audience. It is very dark, very twisted and quite often very very funny.

Initially I found Robert Sheehan's character 'Nathan' to be really irritating to the point that I thought he would ruin the programme, but as the show progresses he really is the heart of the whole thing and by the end of it I realised he was far and away the best thing in it !

Sheehan is certainly a face for the future, so too Lauren Socha who as 'Kelly' again initially seems like a real 'Chav' before blossoming into a very rounded character who you can sympathise with. Following her work in the Arctic Monkey's 'Scummy Man' promo she could also be one to watch.

If this was US produced I dare say we'd have had a minimum of 12 episodes to season 1, but the six we do get are excellent.

It would be a real crime if this doesn't reappear for a Second Series by the end of the year.

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