Even though The Tomorrow People
is only a month into its run, the show is already creating quite a buzz. The CW series, which is based on the British series of the name, has become a hit with both good ratings and reviews.
Robbie Amell, who plays Stephen, stars as an awkward high-schooler who gets recruited by the Tomorrow People to fight evil. While Robbie has starred in series such as Alcatraz
, and True Jackson VP
, he finally gets to star as a lead, confidently carrying this series and is making a name for himself as the next big young adult actor.
In last night’s episode, we saw things start to darken for Stephen, but that’s only the beginning for his character.
While being vague yet providing a glimpse on upcoming events, Amell told The Huffington Post
, “Things get so dark over episodes five and six that Stephen has to step away from Ultra in episode seven. I can't tell you much more than that, but it gets to the point where the stress and the guilt and everything is weighing on him too much, and he needs to take a break and step away. You really get to see a different side of him, maybe a more human side, and then everything goes to hell.”
Amell confirmed that Jeffrey Price, who plays Stephen’s father – Roger – will be back, granted they get a full-season pickup. “You start to see more and more of him as the first season progresses and you will see in a flashback. As long as we get a full 22-episode season, you will see him not
in a flashback before the midseason mark.”
Because Amell and his cousin, Arrow
’s Stephen Amell, star back-to-back and series on The CW, the network has decided to create promos for the special event, titling this “Amell Wednesdays” (or, as fans online like to say, #AmellWednesdays).
Events like these can be overwhelming and tiring for celebrities, but Amell is fully embracing the love his fans present him. “How can I be sick of it? It might be a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”
He continued, “How can I be sick of talking about it? It's impossible that it happened and it just did. It's incredible. We're both leads of television shows on the same network on the same night, back to back.”
“Shooting a commercial for The CW for Amell Wedensdays ... it's incredible. I'm very, very grateful to the CW and Warner Bros. and everybody that made it happen because it's a dream come true. It's completely insane.”
Stephen - Amell’s cousin - recently had a baby girl, and while he loves the little girl dearly, he admits he’s a bit fearful around her. “I have a phobia of holding babies,” the 25-year-old joked. ”I’m just terrified of dropping them, so I told him if I ever babysit we’re setting up a bed full of pillows and I’m not leaving that one area while they’re gone.”
The Tomorrow People
airs Wednesday nights at 9PM EST on The CW.