Instead of a teaser trailer like many other new TV shows received during Upfronts, The CW decided to release a clip from “The Tomorrow People” to give viewers an early taste of Julie Plec and Greg Berlanti‘s new show. The duo behind “The Vampire Diaries” and “Arrow” (respectively) have teamed up for a series that looks like it will be a mix of what’s great about those two properties.

The CW announced at its Upfronts that “The Tomorrow People” will air Wednesdays after “Arrow.” That’s fitting since “The Tomorrow People’s” leading man, Robbie Amell, is the cousin of “Arrow’s” lead, Stephen Amell. Robbie comes front and center in this new clip as his character Stephen discovers that his psychic abilities allow him to teleport and seemingly stop time.

In Zap2it’s pilot preview of “The Tomorrow People,” we described the series as “X-Men,” but with less of a comic book vibe and no strange costumes. That seems to hold up in this first-look clip, as we get a taste of the ensemble nature of the show. “The Tomorrow People” also stars Mark Pellegrino, Luke Mitchell, Peyton List, Madeleine Mantock and Aaron Yoo.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz