Category: Interviews Luke Talks What’s Next for John and Jedikiah for the Mid-Season Finale

With the mid-season finale of THE TOMORROW PEOPLE looming, fans are dying to find out the fate of John Young (Luke Mitchell), who was captured by Ultra in last week’s episode “Thanatos.” Fortunately, with one more episode to go before taking its holiday hiatus, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE is not going to leave fans hanging and they will see whether John can find a way to escape or if he will become the newest victim of The Founder and his minions at Ultra.

In a recent press interview at the Warner Bros. Mondo International Press Tour, star Luke Mitchell talked about what lies ahead in John and Jedikiah’s thorny relationship, all the fun he is having filming the show, and why it stands out amongst all the other superpowered shows out there on television.

John was in a pretty bad spot when last saw him in last week’s episode. Is there anything you can tease about what’s going on with John and Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) coming up?
Oh yeah! Always fun stuff with John and Jedikiah. I will say that the first 10 minutes of Episode 9 is very good as a whole. In those first 10 minutes, we get straight into it. It’s very tense, very quickly. I’m excited for people to see it. I don’t how much I can give away. Obviously, John is captured. I don’t want to give away what actually happens to John. But it’s pretty cool.

What do you like about your character?
(Laughs) Everything. I like the fact that he’s human. In a funny way, he’s human even though he’s obviously superior. He’s complicated. He’s flawed. And that’s the most fun to deal with. I play him as a good guy, but everyone has their flaws; their good points and their bad points. But I think he’s written a very specific way with a very specific history and it’s just interesting.

Do you have a favorite episode or scene yet that you’ve filmed for the show?
Episode 8 is my favorite so far, closely followed by Episode 4 for obvious reasons. But there’s been some really cool stuff that I’ve really enjoyed in most of the episodes. I’m really enjoying what the writers are writing for my character, especially the flashback scenes and the stuff between John and Jedikiah. Those are the scenes I like most. Continue reading

Zap2it Interview

Zap2it: How do you describe “The Tomorrow People” superior creatures?

Luke Mitchell: They are not dressed in capes. They are regular people living underground. They do a lot of hiding.

Zap2it: You were in “H2O: Just Add Water,” an Australian series, which is also a cult favorite around the world. What was that like?

Luke Mitchell: That was a lot of fun. It was very popular. I was in Season 3, and it was a cool concept. It clinched that I love this and want to do it, and if I can get paid for it, even better.

Zap2it: You were working in Australia. Why make the huge move?

Luke Mitchell: I wanted to go to Hollywood because that’s where the opportunities for me are. Enjoying what I do is a big part of it.

Zap2it: What was your training?

Luke Mitchell: It was stage-type training. I had done amateur theater shows.

Zap2it: How do you describe your character, John Young?

Luke Mitchell: He is a man who is probably being forced to grow up quicker than he was planning on doing. He is in his mid-20s. There is definitely supposed to be an age distinction between him and Stephen (Robbie Amell) to make a love triangle.

Zap2it: There’s a lot of fighting, flying, breaking through walls. Are you doing your own stunts?

Luke Mitchell: It is a lot of physicality, and it is pretty exciting with the level of stunts. The stunt doubles help us out from time to time.


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