The new role for Young is that of Aldus Crick, according to TVGuide.com. Crick is the scientist who discovered and studied the first generation of Tomorrow People, including Stephen’s (Robbie Amell) father. Helping Stephen find that father, however, will make Crick a target of Ultra, the paramilitary organization out to find and capture the Tomorrow People.
Young’s role as John on the original series lasted the entire run of the show from 1973 to 1979. The only actor to appear in every season, John was the obvious leader for the group. In the remake, the character of John Young (Luke Mitchell) was based on Nicholas Young’s character and given a last name in the actor’s honor.
After “The Tomorrow People” ended, Young appeared in several British productions and worked as a theatrical agent. He will appear in the 8th and 9th episodes of the first season of the new series.
“The Tomorrow People” premieres Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. on The CW.