Just when we thought TV was about to be taken over by some unsavory types, fantastic news comes down the line from some of our all-time favorite showrunners.
The CW has ordered a pilot for a current adaptation of “The Tomorrow People,” a beloved ’70s British series about humans with supernatural abilities. Powers like telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation, and other interesting tele-things emerge in teenagers, complicating their lives and relationships. Presented as the next stage of human evolution, the only thing these teenagers can’t do is intentionally kill other people.
The new adaptation has quite a pedigree, as it’s executive produced by Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “Political Animals”) and Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Kyle XY”). The pilot was written by Phil Klemmer (“Chuck”).
In other C-dub news, the network also picked up hour-long family dramedy pilot “Blink.” It’s about a man who gets into a car accident and enters a vegetative state where he can still see and hear his family around him — but can’t actually interact with them. (We’re assured that it’s cheerier than it sounds.) The pilot was written by Vera Herbert, best known for her work on MTV’s “Awkward.”