Mark Pellegrino is the latest casting announced for the remake and Deadline reports that the actor will play the show’s “big bad”. The Tomorrow People follows a group of young people who have special powers – such as telepathy – who represent the next stage in human evolution.
Pellegrino will play Dr. Price, an evolutionary biologist who see’s the group of youngsters as a threat to humanity. Earlier this week it was announced that Australian actor Luke Mitchell – known for his role of Romeo Smith in soap opera Home and Away – had been cast in the pilot as John Young.
The Tomorrow People, originally a children’s series, ran on ITV in the UK between 1973 and 1979 and was revived in the 1990s between 1992 and 1995. More recently Big Finish – who produce the wide range of Doctor Who and associated spin-offs audio dramas – revived the series for audio between 2001 and 2007.
The CW’s remake is being developed by Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec who is currently the show-runner of The Vampire Diaries as well as developing the potential spin-off The Originals – so at the moment Plec is a very busy woman indeed!
Mark Pellegrino has a number of genre credits to his name such as Bishop in Being Human, Jeremy Baker in Revolution, Lucifer in Supernatural and Jacob in Lost.