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Robbie Amell is landing on his feet back on CW after the cancellation of his series The Tomorrow People, as it was announced today that he will join the Arrow spinoff series The Flash.
Amell, whose brother Stephen stars in the parent series, will reportedly play Ronnie Raymond, a maintenance worker at S.T.A.R. Labs and fiance to Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker, Shark). Raymond is known to DC Comics fans as one half of the superhero known as Firestorm, after he and a another person experience a nuclear accident that allows them to fuse together in to the superhero.
The CW is pulling together its own little section of the DC multiverse…
The CW has been cleaning up it’s schedule today for the next season to make room for the pilot pickups, and some genre shows have felt the axe. The Tomorrow People and Star-Crossed were not renewed, with the former not finding a foothold with the CW’s primary demographics, and the latter’s mid-season start possibly falling victim to the weak lead-in.
On the other side, The 100, which looks to be a surprise hit, gained renewal along with the rebooted Beauty and the Beast, but the number of episodes has not been decided – some believe they may get less than the full 22 episodes. The 100 will also say goodbye to two of the co-runners of the show, Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, who were there to help shepherd executive producer and creator Jason Rothenberg for it’s freshman run, but he will go solo going forward.
CW saves all three new series, giving back end orders for The Tomorrow People, Reign and The Originals
The CW is hoping it bats 1.000 this season, keeping all three freshman drama series The Tomorrow People, Reign and The Originals with back end orders for a full season.
The spin-off of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, has made good gains in viewers after a moderate debut, reaching a 0.9 rating for the 18-49 demo as well as 2 million same-day total viewers. The other two are holding steady at around 0.6, but all three also enjoy a fairly strong digital viewership as well.
Check out this 30 second teaser for CW’s remake of The Tomorrow People!
Among the various pilot yeas-and-nays going around today, one pickup we were following was the remake of 1970s BBC SF show The Tomorrow People.
From Warner Bros TV, Berlanti TV and FremantleMedia, The Tomorrow People is the story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the forces of evil. Based upon the original UK series created by Roger Price in the vein of X-Men and Heroes. Robbie Amell, Madeleine Mantock, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell, Mark Pellegrino, and Aaron Yoo star. Phil Klemmer is the writer and executive producer with Julie Plec, Greg Berlanti and Danny Cannon, who also directed the pilot. Melissa Kellner Berman is co-exec producer.
The CW Network’s pilot The Tomorrow People – a remake of the 70s classic BBC children’s show, presumably with an older tone – has signed a couple stars.
Robbie Amell (1600 Penn, True Jackson, V.P.) will take the lead role as Stephen, one of the “Tomorrow People”, a group of young people “who represent the next stage in human evolution and work together to defeat the forces of evil.” Mark Pellegrino (Being Human, Supernatural) will play Dr. Jedikiah Price, an evolutionary biologist determined to contain the “threat” posed by them.
In addition, Luke Mitchell (Home and Away) will play John Young, another of the Tomorrow People who can teleport and recruits others, while Peyton List (Mad Men) Cara, the (lone?) female of the group.
Greg Berlanti (Arrow) and Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) will executive produce, with a script from Phil Klemmer (Chuck).