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Mark Pellegrino is to play a villain in The CW's The Tomorrow People.

The pilot - based on the '70s UK sci-fi series - has been written by Chuck's Phil Klemmer and has Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) and Greg Berlanti (Arrow) attached as exec producers.

Pellegrino will play villain Dr Jedikiah Price in the drama, directed by Nikita's Danny Cannon, according to Deadline.

A paranoid biologist, Jedikiah is determined to contain the 'threat' of the Tomorrow People, who represent the next stage in human evolution.

In the original Tomorrow People series, Jedikiah was a shape-shifting alien robot and was played by a number of different actors, including Francis de Wolff.

47-year-old Pellegrino is known for his role in a number of cult television series, having appeared on Lost, Supernatural and Syfy's Being Human.

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