Tomorrow PeopleBeing Human actor Mark Pellegrino has been cast in The CW’s pilot for its remake of the classic 1970s ITV series The Tomorrow People.

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.

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