The Tomorrow People
The CW's upcoming remake of The Tomorrow People is getting a serious blast from the past.
Nicholas Young, who starred as John in the original U.K. series, has been cast in a recurring role, TVGuide.com has learned.
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The Tomorrow People is the story of several young people from around the world — played by Peyton List, Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell and Aaron Yoo, among them — who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers like teleportation and telepathy. They work together to defeat the forces of evil, otherwise known as a group called ULTRA, which hunts down people with these special abilities. In the remake, Mitchell portrays John, Young's character in the original series.
In the remake, Young will play Aldus Crick, the scientist who first discovered and studied the original generation of Tomorrow People. Stephen (Amell) believes that Aldus, a friend of his father's, may have information concerning his dad's disappearance. However, by helping Stephen find his father, Aldus puts himself back on ULTRA's radar and in danger with the very organization that forced him into hiding. Young will appear in the eighth and ninth episodes.
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Chuck's Phil Klemmer executive-produces with The Vampire Diaries' Julie Plec and Arrow's Greg Berlanti.
Young, the only cast member to remain for the original Tomorrow People's entire six-year run, is also known for his work in the 1981 U.K. miniseries Kessler.
The Tomorrow People, one of TVGuide.com's 10 most-anticipated dramas, will premiere Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 9/8c on The CW. Are you excited to see one of the show's original stars on the remake?
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