The creative team for the stateside pilot includes Arrow boss Greg Berlanti as well as Julie Plec of Vampire Diaries. The pair are to executive produce the hour long production. Writer for the series is Phil Klemmer of Chuck fame.
The Tomorrow People originally aired as a fantasy science fiction product devised by Roger Price for ITV London company Thames Television. A successful run saw 68 episodes air on ITV between 1973 and 1979.
A reboot was short-lived in 1992, however a more successful audio version was produced between 2001 and 2007. A previous television reboot failed to take off in 2010.
The storyline followed people who were of the next stage of human evolution, named in the show as Homo superior or the Tomorrow people. Born to human parents, at some point between childhood and late adolescence a “breaking out” process occurs which leads the teens to develop special abilities.
Tomorrow people evolved with special powers including telepathy, telekinesis, and teleportation. They operated out of a secret laboratory, The lab, built in an abandoned London Underground station.
The 2013 pilot episode has been commissioned by broadcaster The CW.
[Written by Mike Watkins, source: TVLine]