It’s not X-Men. It’s not Heroes. It’s The Tomorrow People! And as a nerd, I’m somewhat offended by the comparisons because the original UK series of The Tomorrow People aired in the early 70’s. And I used to love it when I was a child. So this is a reboot and easily my favorite new series from CW. The Tomorrow People are the next step in human evolution. Homo Superior all share three powers, which are telepathy, telekinesis and teleportation. The pilot involves our lead, Stephen (Robbie Amell), who is going through some changes as his powers start manifesting. He’s rescued by the Tomorrow People who explain he is one of them, and they are fighting the good fight. They even have a talking computer which comes in very handy. Now there are human scientists hunting down these advanced humans and they’re name is Ultra. This evil organization is headed by Dr. Jedikiah Price, played by Mark Pellegrino, who audiences will remember from Lost, Being Human, Supernatural, and Revolution. Okay, hopefully they won’t remember him from Revolution. He’s an excellent evil character with a tireless splash of wit and menace to him. The acting by the young performers is a bit rough at times, but they should find their groove. And to be honest, the original UK series was extraordinarily corny, but in a loveable way such as the old Dr. Who series. This is my favorite out of all the new CW shows, which might be its kiss of death. I highly recommend you check it out. It’s good fun. Watch the series premiere of The Tomorrow People on Wednesday, October 9 at 9/8c.
Tweet along with the stars on Wednesday, October 9, 9:00-10:00 p.m. PT the adventure begins with the series premiere of THE TOMORROW PEOPLE (@cwtp #thetomorrowpeople), with stars Luke Mitchell (@lukemitchell_), Madeleine Mantock (@madeleinem) and executive producer Greg Berlanti (@gberlanti) live-tweeting on the West Coast.