MCM London Comic Con will be the first place that the initial episodes of two forthcoming E4 shows will be seen. The Tomorrow People and The 100 are to screen at the event this weekend.
The screening will be the first time either show will have been seen by the public in the UK and Channel 4 say that it will be an exciting opportunity for visitors to MCM London Comic Con to get a sneak peak of these shows coming to their teen-aimed channel E4 in 2014.
The deal to screen at Comic Con has been arranged by Channel 4 and Warner Bros International Television along with the event organisers.
The Tomorrow People (pictured) are the next evolutionary shift of mankind – a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities. They are the Tomorrow People.
The new American version is based on the 1970s Thames Television classic children’s series, the show follows the trials and tribulations faced by this genetically advanced race who have the abilities to teleport and communicate telepathically. Hunted by a paramilitary group of scientists known as Ultra who see the Tomorrow People as a very real threat, the outcast group hides out in an abandoned subway station just beneath the surface of the human world.
However, Stephen Jameson (Robbie Amell), the newest member of this small group of Tomorrow People, is torn between his loyalty to the group who have become his new family, the offer of the Ultra who promise him his old life back and his own desires to explore his father’s mysterious disappearance.
The 100 story takes place after the earth is devastated by a nuclear apocalypse. The world’s only survivors were the inhabitants of 12 international space stations orbiting the Earth.
Nearly 100 years after the destruction of the planet, the survivors now number 4,000, and resources on their dying “Ark” are fast running out. The leaders of the Ark take ruthless steps to ensure the survival of the human race – including secretly exiling 100 juvenile prisoners to Earth’s surface to test whether it has yet become habitable again.
For these hundred, this alien planet is a mysterious realm – magical one moment, lethal the next and always teeming with the unknown.
The cast of the series includes Eliza Taylor (Neighbours), Paige Turco (Damages, Party of Five, American Gothic), Thomas McDonell (Suburgatory), with Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy) and Henry Ian Cusick (Lost). The 100 is based on the book series by Kass Morgan.
The screening times at Comic Con are as follows:
Friday 25th October: 16.00 – 16.45: The Tomorrow People, 17.00 – 17.45: The 100
Saturday 26th October: 10.00 – 10.45: Tomorrow People
Sunday 27th October: 10.00 – 10.45: The 100