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The Tomorrow People Gets An Action-Packed Trailer And A Post-Arrow Timeslot

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.Trading in secrets, Jedikiah offers Stephen the chance for a normal life with his family and best friend, Astrid, if he will help in the struggle to isolate and eradicate the Tomorrow People. On the other hand, Cara, John and Russell offer Stephen a different type of family and a home where he truly belongs. Unwilling to turn his back on humanity or the world of the Tomorrow People, Stephen sets out on his own path — a journey that could take him into the shadowy past to uncover the truth about his father’s mysterious disappearance, or into an unknown future with THE TOMORROW PEOPLE.The series stars Robbie Amell (“Revenge”) as Stephen, Luke Mitchell (“H20: Just Add Water”) as John, Peyton List (“Mad Men”) as Cara, Aaron Yoo (“Disturbia,” “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”) as Russell, Mark Pellegrino (“Lost,” “Supernatural”) as Dr. Jedikiah Price, and Madeleine Mantock (upcoming “All You Need is Kill”) as Astrid. THE TOMORROW PEOPLE is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “Green Lantern”), Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Kyle XY”), Phil Klemmer (“Political Animals,” “Chuck”) and Danny Cannon (“Nikita,” “CSI: NY”). The pilot was directed by Danny Cannon.

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…

Exciting stuff!

The CW has The Tomorrow People set to air on Wednesday nights after Arrow. Check out the CW's full fall schedule here.

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