Australian Actor Luke Mitchell Joins CW Pilot The Tomorrow People, Two More Sign On For Oxygen

The CW is a network known for airing TV shows featuring especially young, pretty people. Even the "beast" in Beauty and the Beast fails at being unattractive. And given the network's popularity among teens and young adults, young and pretty are to be expected. So it should come as no surprise that the latest bit of casting news for some of the pilots in development at the network are particularly attractive. They also have some interesting credits among them. Australian actor Luke Mitchell, The Vampire Diaries' Malese Jow, and Glee's Titus Makin Jr. have signed on for roles in CW pilots.

First up, we have Luke Mitchell, who may be well known down under for his role as Romeo Smith in Aussie soap Home and Away. Per Deadline, Mitchell has been tapped to play the lead in The Tomorrow People, a pilot from Phil Klemmer, which is based on the cult British series. The story follows "several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution and work together to defeat the forces of evil." Sounds a bit X-Men like, which wouldn't be unfitting for The CW, as the network continues to ramp up its genre slate.

Speaking of which, Jow and Makin are joining Aimee Teegarden in Meredith Averill's sci-fi teen drama Oxygen, which centers on the Friday Night Lights' character's romance with one of the nine aliens attending her suburban high school. Jow has been cast to play Julia, who's ill and losing all hope, though she may get a second chance at life thanks to the aliens. Makin, who played one of the Dalton Warblers in Glee, will play the "cute best friend" of Teegarden's character Emery. That adds two humans to the cast, but what about the aliens? Even if they turn out to have gills or giant eyes or an extra set of arms and legs (doubtful), something tells me they'll still be above average in the looks department.

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