Channel 4 acquires The Tomorrow People, The 100 and more...
In addition to Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Channel 4 has also secured the UK rights to The Tomorrow People, The 100 and more...
Even more US sci-fi television is coming our way thanks to Channel 4, which today confirms the acquisition not only of Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., but three new Warner Bros. series, including the forthcoming remake of The Tomorrow People.
Joining S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Tomorrow People on Channel 4 will be The 100 and Hostages, all of which will air in early 2014 in the UK (the first two on E4, with Hostages on Channel 4).
Read the official press blurb about all three new series below:
The Tomorrow People
They are the next evolutionary shift of mankind – a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities. They are the Tomorrow People. Based on the original UK TV series from the 1970s, the show follows the trials and tribulations faced by this genetically advanced race who have the abilities to teleport and communicate telepathically. Hunted by a paramilitary group of scientists known as Ultra who see the Tomorrow People as a very real threat, the outcast group hides out in an abandoned subway station just beneath the surface of the human world. However, Stephen Jameson (Robbie Amell), the newest member of this small group of Tomorrow People, is torn between his loyalty to the group who have become his new family, the offer of the Ultra who promise him his old life back and his own desires to explore his father’s mysterious disappearance.
After the earth is devastated by a nuclear apocalypse, the world’s only survivors were the inhabitants of 12 international space stations orbiting the Earth. Nearly 100 years after the destruction of the planet, the survivors now number 4,000, and resources on their dying “Ark” (the 12 stations now linked together in space) are fast running out. The leaders of the Ark take ruthless steps to ensure the survival of the human race – including secretly exiling 100 juvenile prisoners to Earth’s surface to test whether it has yet become habitable again. For these hundred, this alien planet is a mysterious realm – magical one moment, lethal the next and always teeming with the unknown
Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Toni Collette (Hitchcock, The Hours, Muriel’s Wedding), Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story, The Practice) and Tate Donovan (Argo, Damages, Friends) star in this brand new drama series from executive producers Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean, CSI) and Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Chicago Fire), based upon an Israeli format. Ellen Sanders (Collette) is a top US surgeon in Washington, D.C., chosen by the President to treat him. But Ellen’s usual calm is rocked to the core when masked men invade her home and take her husband (Donovan) and two children hostage, threatening to harm them unless she kills the President when she operates on him. But Ellen will do anything to protect her family...as will Duncan Carlisle (McDermott), an FBI agent at the centre of a conspiracy involving the President. As tensions mount and Ellen fights for time, it becomes clear that the outwardly idyllic Sanders family isn't as perfect as originally thought…nor are their captors as evil as one might suspect.
US imports confirmed to be continuing with new series on their Channel 4, E4, and More4 homes are Suburgatory, The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, Southland, and Shameless USA.
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