CW Showrunners Team Up for The Tomorrow People
As if running one TV show wasn’t enough, Deadline is reporting that Julie Plec and Greg Berlanti are teaming up for an adaptation of the cult British series, The Tomorrow People. The Tomorrow People was a sci-fi show that aired for eight seasons in the 70s, and apparently both Berlanti and Plec, who have been friends since college, have been fans of the series and have attempted numerous times to gain the rights over the past decade. Should the series be picked up, Plec and Berlanti will both executive produce and writing duties will go to Phil Klemmer. The thing that has me most excited about this, having never heard of the original series, is the pedigree of these three. Berlanti has been involved most recently with Arrow, Plec is the showrunner of the fantastic The Vampire Diaries, and Klemmer has been involved with great shows like Veronica Mars and Chuck.
The Tomorrow People is being described as “the story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically.” Although the original series has been off the air for about three decades, this is not the first attempt at a reboot. In the 90s, ITV rebooted the series, and the reboot ran for three season.
What are your thoughts on The Tomorrow People? Are Plec, Berlanti, and Klemmer enough to get you interested?