Here’s a video of Robbie talking to TV Fanatic on the red carpet at The CW Upfront about The Tomorrow People
As you might have heard today, Robbie’s new CW series The Tomorrow People has been picked up and has been paired with Arrow on Wednesday nights and here are the first preview and clip of the show!
May 9 was a big day for Robbie Amell.
Yesterday, it was announced that the Tomorrow People pilot for Amell, whose previous credits include such projects as Revenge, Alcatraz, and Scooby Doo films, will indeed be becoming a series on The CW. The Tomorrow People is based on the classic British series, which itself was remade for Nickelodeon in the mid-1990′s.
We caught up with Amell at the F*ck Cancer event hosted by his cousin, Arrow’s Stephen Amell, last night in West Hollywood, California, and of course, the first question we jumped on was to try and find out if Amell had seen the original Tomorrow People. He told us that they didn’t make him do it, but he chose to watch them himself. “No matter what you’re doing, no matter how long ago it was, you always want to have some sort of homage to the original,” he confirmed, expressing his confidence with how the new Tomorrow People pilot turned out. “It’s very modernized, it’s very exciting, it’s very fast, it’s very good,” he said, and he confirmed that, yes, TIM the computer is a part of the series. “He’s actually one of the funniest parts of the show,” he said.
Robbie plays “Stephen,” the newest and possibly most powerful of the Tomorrow People, on the new series. Has he thought yet about where the show might end up on The CW schedule, which is announced Thursday, May 16?
“I don’t care where we end up. I mean, obviously there are places I’d like to be. I’d like to be anywhere close to Arrow! But, I couldn’t be more excited about it. This is what I’ve been having my fingers crossed for, and just praying would happen, since I booked this show. Before we even started filming. You don’t want to jump the gun, but you want it to be a series. You don’t shoot a pilot for it to be a pilot; you shoot a pilot for it to be the first episode of a hundred, and hopefully next week is just the beginning.”
The Tomorrow People was, of course, not the reason Amell was out last night — the real reason for the evening was the event to F*ck Cancer. Robbie also talked to us a bit about what brought him to the event. “We’re just lucky to be able to be here and do whatever we can to help out. Watching Stephen use the fame and the pull that he’s created over the last year with Arrow, and turning it into something like this, and helping people, especially with a cause so close to him with his mom beating breast cancer once and now, knock on wood, beating it again, which is amazing. She’s such an incredible woman. It just feels nice to be able to come out here and do what little bits you can,” he said.
We should have photos and hopefully clips from The Tomorrow People next week, as The CW formally announces their schedule at that time.
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The CW just ordered Tomorrow People, a new drama about a young man who learns he has special abilities– because he is actually a more evolved species of humans than most– and it stars Robbie Amell, cousin to Arrow star Stephen Amell. It’s kind of kismet that the casting worked out this way because you can draw parallels between the themes and demands on the actors in both shows.
Tomorrow People focuses on this young man who learns a secret about himself– something that threatens those he cares about around him, from his mother and brother to his best friend in school. Soon enough he finds himself being tugged between two worlds, trying to keep his loved ones safe and somewhat in the dark, while still wrapping his head around a much bigger picture. He joins up, even briefly, with some who have skills and abilities like him, and there’s even similarities in the characters’ relationships with their fathers.
On Arrow, Oliver’s father was taken from him too soon, and he set out to fulfill his dying wish without even really understanding what he was getting into. On Tomorrow People, Stephen (yes, that’s Amell’s character name; how’s that for coincidence!?) never knew his father but sees the chance to get to know him– or at least get to know about him– and it, too, means starting on a mission without really understand what he’s getting into.
“It’s one of those difficult decisions that you’ll always second guess, but I think it was the right decision. Being someone who’s very close with my family, if I never knew my dad, I would have made the same decision Stephen makes—going with the only person who knows or has a link to find out information about him. I feel like that was the only choice to make,” Amell said when LA TV Insider Examiner caught up with him at the F*ck Cancer party in Los Angeles.
Oh yeah, and both shows are pretty stunt-heavy. It may have taken Arrow’s Amell until episode five to have a real stunt mishap (he broke a guy’s nose), but Tomorrow People’s Amell said it happened to him on just the pilot.
“I almost made myself pass out, and that was just while I was pretending I was doing something,” Amell said.
“Tomorrow People can’t kill people. It’s one of the things that’s a benefit from our evolution, but it’s also going to hurt us in the beginning. You know when you’re watching a movie, and you get the grenade or the flashing sound? That’s what happens if a Tomorrow Person is going to kill somebody. They black out. So you’re pushing all the blood to your head, trying to get veins, trying to make it look like you’re almost about to pass out, and one of the stunt guys…accidentally did and just smoked his head off the side of a table, and I almost did the exact same thing.”
Amell didn’t let that deter him, though, and he looks forward to getting more and more physically challenged as the episodes unfold.
“I have the exact same attitude as Stephen: I will do as many stunts as they will allow me to do. It’s one of the most fun parts, I think, of doing something like this with the physical activity. It makes you feel like you really have superpowers—you’re really a superhero,” Amell said.
Tomorrow People is coming to The CW for the 2013-2014 television season. Click here for Stephen Amell’s advice to Robbie on starring in an action-packed drama.
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Get ready for some new shows on the CW!
Deadline reports that the network has green-lit The 100, Star-Crossed (formerly Oxygen), Reign and The Tomorrow People.
The Tomorrow People revolves around several young people (Robbie Amell, among others) 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 100 is set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization. It revolves around 100 juvenile delinquents (Thomas McDonell, Eliza Taylor) sent back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet.
Star-Crossed centers on Emery (Aimee Teegarden), a teen girl who falls in love with an alien boy, one of nine of his kind integrated into a suburban high school.
Reign chronicles the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane) when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting.
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Bo Burnham stars in this teaser clip for his new series Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous, provided exclusively to JustJared.com!
The 22-year-old actor, who got his start on YouTube, stars alongside Cameron Palatas, Kari Coleman, Tom Wilson, Robbie Amell, and Caitlin Gerard in the new half-hour comedy series on MTV.
The series follows Zach (Burnham), who hires a camera crew to film him throughout his daily life as a part of his quest to become an over-night celebrity – even though he possesses no real talent. From Zach’s attempts to become a celebrity chef or a ring-tone recording artist to purposefully going missing, he’ll try any avenue to get noticed and stop at nothing until he reaches fame.
Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous premieres on MTV on Thursday, May 2 at 10:30pm ET/PT.
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With the casting, he joins his cousin, “Arrow’s” Stephen Amell, at the network.
Robbie Amell is joining is cousin, Arrow’s Stephen Amell, at the CW.
The Revenge and 1600 Penn actor, has landed the lead role in the network’s adaptation of The Tomorrow People, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Based on the series created by Roger Price, the drama revolves around 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.
Amell will play Stephen, a tormented young man who longs to be normal and is relieved when he learns that he’s not crazy, but rather part of a group of genetically superior Tomorrow People. In addition to gifts of telepathy, telekinesis and teleportation, Stephen also possesses the ability to stop time.
He joins a cast that includes Home and Away Australian import Luke Mitchell and Mad Men’s Peyton List as fellow Tomorrow People in the drama pilot.
Political Animals’ Phil Klemmer will pen the pilot and executive produce alongsideArrow’s Greg Berlanti and The Vampire Diaries’ Julie Plec. Berlanti Productions’ Melissa Kellner Berman will serve as a co-EP, with Danny Cannon directing the pilot for Warner Bros. Television and FremantleMedia.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter