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Roll over, 'X-Men': The 'Different Is Dangerous' counter-culture heroes of 'The Tomorrow People,' 'American Horror Story'

In 1963, with the civil rights movement on the march, a wealthy idealist began chasing a dream to redeem an unjust society. His plan was X-tremely unconventional: A private school for teenagers, who belonged to a persecuted minority, one whose members possessed an extraordinary genetic mutation that could be experienced as a liability or affliction, but was actually a source of strength. His academy would be a refuge from hate and a finishing school for heroic character. It would also have a rather radical extracurricular program: A secret boot camp for training a fighting force with a two-pronged mission: Protecting the world from others of their kind who had broken bad, and proving through good deeds that those who feared them had nothing to fear at all. Downsides? The uniforms made you look like a honey bee, and the gymnasium was certifiably dangerous.
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Rupert Grint to join CBS comedy 'Super Clyde'

Rupert Grint is making the leap to the small screen to star in Greg Garcia’s (Raising Hope) new single-camera CBS comedy. A representative for the Harry Potter actor confirmed the Hollywood Reporter‘s story that Grint will play the role of Clyde — a sweet, anxious fast-food employee who loves comic books and dreams of being a superhero. When he discovers that he’s set to inherit $100,000 a month from a dead relative, he decides that his wealth will be his super power.

A rags-to-riches philanthropic superhero who uses his money for good? Sounds fun enough, but hopefully Clyde will at least buy himself an awesome costume.

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'Harry Potter' actor cast as William Hartnell in 'Doctor Who' movie 'An Adventure in Space and Time'

Hogwarts will meet Who in the forthcoming TV movie An Adventure in Space and Time, which details the creation of the 50-year-old British science-fiction show Doctor Who. It has been announced that Harry Potter actor David Bradley, who played Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch in the beloved film series, will portray “First Doctor” William Hartnell in the TV movie.

Meanwhile, Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity) is set to portray BBC Head of Drama Sydney Newman and Jessica Raine has been cast as Doctor Who producer Verity Lambert. BBC America — which is co-producing the film with BBC Cymru Wales — will premiere the movie in the U.S. later this year.

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