Aussie soap star lands role in Tomorrow People reboot
Luke Mitchell, who starred as Romeo Smith in Home and Away has been cast in a pilot for US network The CW.
Home and Away star Luke Mitchell has landed a role in a new US series based on the iconic British science fiction show The Tomorrow People.
US network The CW is rebooting the series, adding million-dollar production values to the original concept of teenagers evolving into super-humans.
The original series ran on the UK's ITV network from 1973 to 1979. A remake was produced in 1992, starring another Australian actor, Kristian Schmid.
The newest incarnation of the series is being produced by Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec.
Berlanti is best known as the producer of Brothers & Sisters. He is currently the executive producer of another series, Arrow, which will launch on Nine later this year.
Mitchell, who played Romeo Smith in Home and Away, won a Logie for most popular new male talent in 2010.
Mitchell will play John Young, one of the "tomorrow people", in the new series.
In the original series, John, who was the leader of the team, was played by Nicholas Young.
It would appear the character name John Young is a nod to the actor who originally created the character.
A pilot will be filmed in the next month. If a series is green-lit by the network, it will be screened to programmers in May and launch later this year.