The CW is staying in the Amell business. And why not? After turning Stephen Amell into a bona fide superhero with their new superhero show “Arrow”, the network is double dipping into the Amell gene pool with his cousin Robbie Amell, the star of their new superhero show “The Tomorrow People”. Check out a trio of show promos the network has released so far. It actually looks pretty cool, and the network as a whole really seems to be getting into the geek/genre world with a ton of sci-fi and action shows coming this year, with “The Tomorrow People” being one of those.
This show actually reminds me a lot of the Syfy Channel’s “Alphas”, which I really loved, but has since been canceled. Hopefully this one will last a little longer. It’s certainly slick looking enough, and probably has double “Alphas'” budget.
They are the next evolutionary leap of mankind, a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities — the Tomorrow 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 show stars Robbie Amell, Luke MItchell, Peyton List, Aaron Yoo, Mark Pellegrino, and Madeleine Mantock.
Coming this Fall to the CW.