The Tomorrow People introduced a world that includes a population of humans that have evolved to have special skills. These “Tomorrow People” are hunted by a government organization, Ultra, that believes these superhumans are a threat to society.

Luke Mitchell plays the leader of the Tomorrow People, John. I recently visited the show’s Vancouver set. Mitchell sat down with reporters to discuss about his character including John’s relationships with Ultra’s leader Jedikah, Stephen, and Cara.

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Luke Mitchell Interview

Highlights from the interview:

  • On John and Jedikah’s relationship: “Interesting, intriguing relationship that is alluded to a lot, but you never really understand the full depth of it” until later in the season.
  • John is a “flawed leader, a reluctant leader, a complicated leader.” 
  • He’s doing the best he can, but he’s not the best person for the job.
  • John and Stephen’s relationship is up and down. “It’s pretty tense … they butt heads a lot.”
  • Their individual relationships with Cara complicate the situation.
  • Cara’s telepathic connection to Stephen “frustrates John a lot.”
  • There are a lot of fight scenes. “We get thrown into the deep end with these fight scenes.”
  • The stunt team come up with the fight scene and film it. Luke then sees the video on an iPad the day before. 
  • They have to learn separate sections of the choreography. Sometimes, he’s fighting people with superpowers and other times it’s people with guns.

The Tomorrow People airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm ET on the CW.

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Carla Day

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