The CW Axes ‘The Tomorrow People,’ Passes on ‘Supernatural’ Spinoff
The CW delivered a mix of good and bad news on Thursday: On one hand, the network ordered The Flash and iZombie to series but on the other, it canceled the freshman sci-fi drama The Tomorrow People and passed on the proposed Supernatural spinoff Bloodlines.
A remake of the 1970s British series of the same name, The Tomorrow People followed a group of young people who have developed psionic abilities as the result of human evolution. It was developed by Arrow co-creator Greg Berlanti, Julie Plec and Phil Klemmer.
Focusing on the clash between hunter and monster factions in Chicago, the backdoor pilot for Bloodlines aired April 29 as an episode of Supernatural. Clearly, it didn’t take long for CW executives to decide it wasn’t the right fit for the upcoming lineup. However, Entertainment Weekly reports the network isn’t closing the door to the possibility of another spinoff down the road.
Freshman series The Tomorrow People got cancelled. The series, which focuses on super-powered members of society, is a remake of the British series of the same name that ran in the 70s.
The network also renewed The 100, Beauty and the Beast and Hart of Dixie, and canceled Star-Crossed and The Carrie Diaries.