Remember #AmellWednesdays? The CW gave The Tomorrow People a great launch last Fall, with hash tag #AmellWednesdays in honour of cousins Stephen Amell from Arrow and Robbie Amell from The Tomorrow People. But this story about special-powered young people — blessed/cursed with the three Ts: telepathy, teleportation and telekinesis — could not hold Arrow’s audience and was moved to Monday nights in March. Another filmed-in-Vancouver sci-fi series The 100 replaced it on Wednesday nights and is doing better so far with a second season renewal today. What went wrong? Perhaps the showrunners made a mistake starting Robbie Amell’s Stephen in high school. If there had been a second season they planned a two-year time jump. Or perhaps The Tomorrow People didn’t feel real compared to the “Lord of the Flies writ large” story of 100 juvenile delinquents on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Please comment and let us know what you think happened to promising series The Tomorrow People.
Robbie Amell as special-powered Stephen with 4 Ts: telepathy, teleportation, telekenisis and the ability to stop time.
Peyton List as special-powered Cara on right. Stunt double on left.
Luke Mitchell as special-powered John.
Mark Pellegrino as Jedikiah: Stephen’s uncle, John’s “father” and an ambiguous character to the end.