The CW has found its leading man for The Tomorrow People. 24-year old Robbie Amell has landed the lead role in the pilot for the network’s upcoming sci-fi drama.
Amell will play 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.” In addition to gifts of telepathy, telekinesis and teleportation, Stephen also possesses the ability to stop time.
Based on the Roger Price series, The Tomorrow People tells the story of various young people around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution and possess special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with one another telepathically. Together, they work to defeat the forces of evil. Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Political Animals) and Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) executive produce the series. Phil Klemmer (Political Animals) will pen and executive produce the pilot, directed by Danny Cannon.
Robbie Amell’s previous credits include a series regular role on the hit Nickelodeon comedy True Jackson, VP; recurring roles on Life with Derek, Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, Revenge, and 1600 Penn. His older cousin, Stephen Amell, stars as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow on The CW’s Arrow.