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?