Having made a star out of one Amell, the CW look set to try to do the same with another. Robbie Amell, cousin of Arrow ’s Stephen Amell, has just been cast in a lead role in the pilot for The Tomorrow People .
The show is a remake of the cult ’70s British sci-fi show, about teenagers who develop special powers as the evolve into homo-superior. This new version of The Tomorrow People is being reimagined by Arrow executive producer Greg Berlanti and The Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec.
Amell will play a character (confusingly) called Stephen, a tormented young man who longs to be normal and is relieved when he learns that he’s not crazy, but rather part of a group of genetically superior Tomorrow People (which seems pretty similar to the Stephen character who first developed his powers in the first episode of the ’70s show, providing the “audience identification” character).
Amell previously had a four-episode stint on Revenge and a three-episode stint on Alcatraz .
The cast also includes Peyton List ( Mad Men) and Australian actor Luke Mitchell ( Home and Away ).
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