Howard Overman also brushed aside comparisons between the new E4 teen comedy and other programmes.
He told Metro: "Lots of people have said online that this is gonna be 'Skins meets Heroes', but everyone we've shown it to has agreed that it's nothing like that really.
"I wanted to do a very British take on the superhero genre - a wry, irreverent look at what would happen if the most unlikely group of people developed superpowers."
He added: "It's a kind of antithesis to those 1980s TV shows such as The A-Team where it was very easy to be a hero, when the world was very simple and you were either a good guy or a bad guy, and if you were a good guy everyone loved you.
"I wanted to do something where it was much more complicated to be a hero in a modern, cynical world where, if you try and do something heroic, someone might sue you or judge you."
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