It's that time of year again. The CW have announced their fall lineup, including their newly picked up shows. One of these pilot shows is a revamp of the British TV series The Tomorrow People.
So what is the show about?
The show is about a group of superhumans called The Tomorrow People. Although born to human parents, they have special abilities such as teleportation, telekinesis and telepathy. The show follows the life of these 'Tomorrow People', and in particular, the life of Stephen Jameson (Robbie Amell). Stephen is a teenager, and having heard voices in his head and waking up in other places for a year, he doubting whether he is going insane. He currently lives with his mother (Sarah Clarke, which I was so happy to see her back in TV that I watch!), and his brother.
The Tomorrow People contain John (Luke Mitchell), Cara (Peyton List) and Russell (Aaron Yoo). They are being hunted down by a group named Ultra, who are led by Dr. Jedikiah Price (Mark Pellegrino), and Price is very determined to rid the world of The Tomorrow People. He offers Stephen the chance to join him to take down the Tomorrow People, while on the other hand, Stephen is given the chance to join the Tomorrow People in searching for a way to live their lives in peace.
Why should I watch it?
The show's opening episode is very strong. A lot is revealed in the episode, but there's still a lot of ambiguity left over. Much of the episode revolves around Stephen finding out who these 'Tomorrow People' are, and what kind of life they live. It's very interesting to see how these people live, and how they've gotten to this point. They have many problems in day-to-day life, and we get to find out how they deal with them.
I loved the episode. I thought it was a very good start to a new show. The show can go places if it continues to the standard that this pilot episode came to. If you haven't already thought of this show as one you will watch this fall, I strongly advise you to.
Please note that the screener that was given to us by The CW was not a final Production copy. Certain aspects such as music and/or special effects may change in the final production version.