Nicholas Young, who starred in the original 1970s series of The Tomorrow People, is to join the cast of the US remake of the show, it has been announced.
Nicholas Young, now 64, played John, the leader of the Tomorrow People, in the original series of The Tomorrow People, which was created by Roger Price in the early 1970s.
In the US version, Young will play Aldus Crick, the scientist who first discovered the Tomorrow People.
He will join the current Tomorrow People – played by Robbie Amell (Revenge), the cousin of Arrow star Stephen Amell, Peyton List (Mad Men), Madeleine Mantock (Casualty), Luke Mitchell (Home and Away), Mark Pellegrino (Being Human) and Aaron Yoo (The Bedford Diaries) – in episodes eight and nine of the first season of the new series, TV Guide reveals.
The CW announced in late 2012 that it had commissioned a remake of the cult British Science-fiction series and gave the green light to a full series earlier this year.
The Tomorrow People is just one in a number of sci-fi series currently being produced for The CW. An extended trailer for the first season was released by them in June.
Phil Klemmer (Chuck) takes on the writing duties and will be an executive producer alongside the programme’s showrunners, Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec (The vampire Diaries) and Danny Cannon (CSI). Melissa Kellner Berman is co-exececutive producer.
The Tomorrow People will premiere on The CW on 9 October 2013.