Mark Pellegrino heads to the CW's 'The Tomorrow People'

The CW's new pilots are snatching up all the LOST alumni they can get. Earlier today, it was announced that Henry Ian Cusick, perhaps best known for playing Desmond Hume on the ABC mystery series, had nabbed a key role in the CW's new project The Hundred. Apparently, another CW pilot had a similar idea: The Tomorrow People has nabbed Mark Pellegrino, an actor well-known for his role in LOST's final two seasons. 

Pellegrino played Island deity Jacob from LOST's fifth season finale onward, and now has been cast in The Tomorrow People as the antagonistic Dr. Jedikiah Price. 

The Tomorrow People has a premise kind of similar to X-Men: according to Deadline, the show "is about several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution and work together to defeat the forces of evil." 

Pellegrino's Dr. Price sees these young people as a threat, and works to contain them. Again, this seems like fifty shades of X-Men, but hey, it certainly seems like a fun show. 

Pellegrino's no stranger to the CW -- he's had a recurring role as Lucifer on the network's Supernatural for years. He's also appeared in many of television's prominent genre shows, including Dexter, Person of Interest, Being Human (the SyFy version), Grimm, and Revolution. 

What do you think of Pellegrino's casting? Does it get you excited about The Tomorrow People? 

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Written by: mcpherson
Feb 22nd, 2013, 2:19 pm


Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2013, 8:42 pm
@Anonymous: 1. We are not descended from Neanderthals (they were our evolutionary cousins, sharing a common ancestor with us) and we did not "replace them", though it is possible that our ancestors competed/hunted them into extinction. 2. Evolution works through mutation. Everybody's DNA has many mutations (tiny errors made when copying a strand of DNA), most of them inconsequential, some harmful and perhaps once every blue moon one that proves beneficial. So that makes every single living organism a mutant. And seeing as these Tomorrow People seem to have abilities that their parents did not, they are the very definition of mutants. I'm looking forward to this show BTW. I always love Sci-Fi/adventure/superhero type shows.

Message Posted On Feb 22nd, 2013, 6:17 pm
The Tomorrow People is (was) nothing like X-Men. In X-men all mutants had different powers. In TP they all have the same ability. That is telepathy and teleportation, the latter being expanded by the use of a device worn as a belt buckle. They are simply the next stage in human evolution and as such 'normal' people would like to eradicate them or control them. If left alone they will replace normal humans just as humans replaced Neanderthals. The X-men were mutants. TP are not.
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