The Tomorrow People is an American science fiction television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer and Julie Plec and based on the original British television series of the same name, which follows a group of young people who possess powers as the result of human evolution and who are hunted by Ultra, an organisation that uses Tomorrow People to hunt down others and neutralise them.
The series premiered in the USA on The CW on 9 October, 2013.
The Tomorrow People premiered in South Africa on M-Net (simulcast in HD) on Friday 25 October 2013, at 20h30. The series went on hiatus after Episode 9 (which aired on Friday 20 December, 2013) to accommodate a similar hiatus in the USA.
The series resumed with Episode 10 on Friday 24 January 2014, at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 22 episodes in the first season.
They are the next evolutionary leap of mankind, a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities — the Tomorrow People.
Stephen Jameson stands at the crossroads between the world we know and the shifting world of the future. Up until a year ago, Stephen was a normal teenager — until he began hearing voices and teleporting in his sleep, never knowing where he might wake up.
Now, Stephen's issues have gone far beyond the usual teenage angst, and he is beginning to question his sanity.
In desperation, Stephen decides to listen to one of the voices in his head, and it leads him to his first encounter with the Tomorrow People — John, Cara and Russell — a genetically advanced race with the abilities of telekinesis, teleportation and telepathic communication.
The Tomorrow People are being hunted down by a paramilitary group of scientists known as Ultra. Led by Dr. Jedikiah Price, Ultra sees the Tomorrow People as a very real existential threat from a rival species, and the outcast group has been forced to hide out in an abandoned subway station just beneath the surface of the human world.
Trading in secrets, Jedikiah offers Stephen the chance for a normal life with his family and best friend, Astrid, if he will help in the struggle to isolate and eradicate the Tomorrow People.
On the other hand, Cara, John and Russell offer Stephen a different type of family and a home where he truly belongs.
Unwilling to turn his back on humanity or the world of the Tomorrow People, Stephen sets out on his own path — a journey that could take him into the shadowy past to uncover the truth about his father's mysterious disappearance, or into an unknown future with The Tomorrow People.
The series stars Robbie Amell (Revenge) as Stephen, Luke Mitchell (H20: Just Add Water) as John, Peyton List (Mad Men) as Cara, Aaron Yoo (Disturbia, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist) as Russell, Mark Pellegrino (Lost, Supernatural) as Dr. Jedikiah Price, and Madeleine Mantock (upcoming All You Need is Kill) as Astrid.
The Tomorrow People is from Bonanza Production Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions, FremantleMedia, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Green Lantern), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, Kyle XY) and Phil Klemmer (Political Animals, Chuck), and co-executive producer Melissa Kellner Berman (Arrow).
Danny Cannon (Nikita, the CSI series) directed and served as executive producer on the pilot, which was written by Klemmer.