“The Tomorrow People” is a television series on the CW Network which began October 9, 2013. It is a remake of the British television series “The Tomorrow People.” The series stars Robbie Amell as Stephen Jameson, Peyton List as Cara, Luke Mitchell as John, Aaron Yoo as Russell, Madeleine Mantock as Astrid, and Mark Pellegrino as Jedikiah.
In the beginning we meet Stephen, a high schooler who thinks he has psychological problems that cause him to sleep walk and end up places not knowing how he got there, so he takes meds to try to “cure” him of it. We find out however that what really happens is he teleports do to his emerging powers because he is an evolved species of human called Homo Superior or Tomorrow People.
He also finds out that he has the power of telepathy and telekinesis. Also in the pilot episode of the series we see he has the power to “stop time” which is seems to be unique to Stephen.
Jedikiah, Stephen’s uncle, is the head of Ultra Corporation. The Ultra Corporation’s goal is to use Tomorrow People to find others like them so they can either be killed, trained to work for Ultra, or given a serum which will strip them of their powers. Ultra also has experimented on Tomorrow People to try to make them kill (it is in the genetics of the Tomorrow People that they cannot kill) and have succeeded in a few cases.
Cara, Russell, and John are Tomorrow People who search for others like them and hide to keep Ultra from finding them and killing them. John at one time worked for Ultra and left after he was given the serum that allowed him to kill people and it disturbed him. Cara is the first voice Stephen heard when he thought he was going crazy and first was developing his powers.
The show has five episodes that have aired so far and after watching all of them I have to say I enjoy this show quite a bit. If you are a fan of sci-fi or liked the movies “Jumper” or “Push” I believe you will enjoy it also. Robbie Amell has his character of Stephen down so that you can understand how he is split between the “two worlds” he is a part of and the war (Ultra v Tomorrow People) going on in it. He is trying to figure out how he can keep the people he cares about on both sides of the war safe.
An extended clip from the pilot episode.