Greg Berlanti’s CW pilot The Tomorrow People has found one of its leads in Mad Men actress Peyton List, Deadline reports.
Based on the 1970s British sci-fi series of the same name, the project centers on young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, and possess psionic powers and can communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the forces of evil.
Executive producers Berlanti (Everwood, Arrow) and Julie Plec (Kyle XY, The Vampire Diaries) brought in Phil Klemmer (Chuck, Veronica Mars) to write the pilot.
List, who also appeared on FlashForward and an episode of Smallville, will play Cara, described as a member of the group “who has a sense of humor beneath her serious demeanor and seems to be a trustworthy ally.”