CW orders cult drama about youths with special powers

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The CW wants to stage a comeback, of sorts, for the classic UK children’s series The Tomorrow People. Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec will executive produce a drama pilot that’s based on the British series that aired in the ’70s.

It’s 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. Together they work to defeat the forces of evil. The writer is Phil Klemmer.

The Tomorrow People first ran in Britain between 1973 and 1979. It ended up inspiring a companion comic book and several tie-in novels.

The CW also ordered the drama pilot Blink from writer Vera Herbert and executive producer David Marshall Grant. It’s described as warm, quirky, humorous drama about a family whose lives are forever changed, for better and worse, when the patriarch has a car accident resulting in a coma like syndrome where he cannot speak or move, but can see and hear all. His narration and fantasy sequences emanating from his mind provide context and a wry counterpoint to the stories and conflicts of the family and his own situation.

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