By Sarah Stephens
The CW is determined to be the leader in genre programming. They’ve covered vampires, witches, werewolves, comic books superheroes and everything else under the spectrum. With the new pilot THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, premiering Wed, Oct 9th at 9pm, they’re taking on the next steps in human evolution. Based on a British series from the 70’s, the Tomorrow People are seemingly normal humans with latent “special powers” like telekinesis, teleportation and telepathy, which break out in their teens. Mix in a super-secret military organization hunting down the Tomorrow People, long dead family secrets coming to the surface and some pretty fun visual effects and you’ve got an entertaining new series.
But will THE TOMORROW PEOPLE stand out amongst a slew of new shows this fall and all the genre series already established? Time and some decent writing will tell. THE TOMORROW PEOPLE has a powerhouse team behind it in executive producers Greg Berlanti (ARROW), Julie Plec (VAMPIRE DIARIES) and director Danny Cannon (NIKITA). Not to mention a strong (and very attractive) cast lead by Robbie Amell (1600 PENN) staring as Steven Jameson and Mark Pellegrino (LOST, SUPERNATURAL) as antagonist Dr. Jedikiah Price. Series leads Robbie Amell and Mark Pellegrino joined Greg Berlanti, Julie Plec and Danny Cannon at the Paley Center Fall TV Preview for the CW in Beverly Hills. First, they stopped by the red carpet to chat with us on what THE TOMORROW PEOPLE is all about and to give some insight on what to expect from the first season.
THE TOMORROW PEOPLE airs Wednesays at 9PM on The CW (7PM on CTV in Canada)
Sarah Stephens’ first and longest running TV addiction is with Days of Our Lives, starting at the age of four. Now a grown-up entertainment and pop culture addict, Sarah lives in Los Angeles where she watches too much TV, chases after all things Disney and writes. Follow her on Twitter @SnowWhite22.