The CW knows a good thing when they see it, and they know keeping Julie Plec and the Amells in the family is a very good thing. So in addition to renewing The Vampire Diaries and Arrow— not to mention picking up TVD spin-off The Originals, they have also given the series order for The Tomorrow People.
The Tomorrow People is based on the U.K. series and centers on a young man who discovers he has extraordinary abilities– and is wanted by two rival groups because of his abilities. Robbie Amell (Arrow star Stephen’s cousin) plays that man, a representative of the next stage in human evolution, who has to make a very important choice about with whom to align by the end of the pilot.
Around him are family, friends, and other individuals with powers like this– from teleportation to telekinesis– Peyton List, Luke Mitchell, Mark Pellegrino, Aaron Yoo, Jeffrey Pierce, and Madeleine Mantock make up those.
The Tomorrow People comes from Plec with Writer/Executive Producer Phil Klemmer, Executive Producers Greg Berlanti and Melissa Kellner Berman, and Director Danny Cannon.
From the network:
“They are the next evolutionary leap of mankind, a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities— the Tomorrow People. Stephen Jameson (Amell) stands at the crossroads between the world we know and the shifting world of the future. Up until a year ago, Stephen was a “normal” teenager— until he began hearing voices and teleporting in his sleep, never knowing where he might wake up. Now, Stephen’s issues have gone far beyond the usual teenage angst, and he is beginning to question his sanity. In desperation, Stephen decides to listen to one of the voices in his head, and it leads him to his first encounter with the Tomorrow People— John (Mitchell), Cara (List), and Russell (Yoo)— a genetically advanced race with the abilities of telekinesis, teleportation and telepathic communication. The Tomorrow People are being hunted down by a paramilitary group of scientists known as Ultra.”
Amell was last scene on NBC’s recently cancelled 1600 Penn and currently guest stars on MTV’s Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous. LA TV Insider Examiner asked his cousin to offer some words of advice on carrying a first season action drama series. Check out the video for what he had to say.
And here is our early preview from Robbie Amell himself.
The Tomorrow People will air on The CW on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m., right after Arrow, starting Fall 2013.
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