The CW has a remake of the British series The Tomorrow People set to air on Wednesday nights this fall, bringing another Amell to the network in the process. The series stars Robbie Amell (cousin to Arrow star Stephen) as Stephen, a teenager who begins to hear voices and teleport in his sleep, which leads him to learn that he's one of the "Tomorrow people," a generation of humans with extraordinary abilities.
The above trailer gives us a look at the series, and below is a description of the plot:
They are the next evolutionary leap of mankind, a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities — theTomorrow People. Stephen Jameson 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, Cara and Russell — 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. Led by Dr. Jedikiah Price, Ultra sees the Tomorrow People as a very real existential threat from a rival species, and the outcast group has been forced to hide out in an abandoned subway station just beneath the surface of the human world.
I'm disappointed that 1600 Penn didn't stick around, but it's good to see Robbie Amell finding a new project so fast, and one that looks like it could be a lot of fun. From what I know if the original series, it was a children's show, whereas something tells me this one will be geared more toward the teens and young adults that typically tune into the CW. Looking at the trailer, the Arrow lead-in seems pretty fitting, and not just because of the family connection of its stars. The clip below gives us a look at the action and suspense - and a Matrix-like moment - that awaits in this series…
The CW has The Tomorrow People set to air on Wednesday nights after Arrow. Check out the CW's full fall schedule here.