The Tomorrow People Season 1: Mark Pellegrino Defends Jedikiah’s “Harsh” Actions — Exclusive
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The Tomorrow People Season 1: Mark Pellegrino Defends Jedikiah’s “Harsh” Actions — Exclusive

The Tomorrow People makes its debut on The CW on October 9, and while we’re anxiously anticipating this supernatural reboot, we’re also clinging to any spoilers that we can find about the new show. The one thing we know for sure is that this cast is super hot! With Robbie Amell (cousin of Arrow’s Stephen Amell), Mark Pellegrino, and newcomer Peyton List, we’re totally ready.

Wetpaint Entertainment spoke with Mark (Jedikiah Price) at the Tomorrow People PaleyFest preview on September 7 and asked him about his relationship with Robbie’s protagonist Stephen (his nephew), whether his character is good or bad, and if viewers will find out about Stephen’s dad (Jedikiah’s brother).

Check out our chat below, then hit the comments to let us know if you’re intrigued and want to check out this new show!

Wetpaint Entertainment: There are controversial reports on whether Jedikiah Price is a good guy or the villain. What is your take?

Mark Pellegrino: I never think I play a bad guy. I never think I’m evil and I especially don’t think that with Jedikiah. I’ll let you be the judge of that, let’s just put it that way.

You’ll see me do some harsh things, but I ask you to look at it with a wider vision. Don’t just look at the moment, but how this moment affects all of eternity for humanity. Since my goal is to protect humanity, sometimes you’ve gotta break a few eggs to make an omelet. The ends may justify the means in Jedikiah’s mind from time to time.

Describe the dynamic between your character, Jedikiah, and Stephen (Robbie Amell).

You know, he’s my nephew; I have a very charged relationship with my brother which we’re still delving into in the show. From my own personal perspective, I think I want very to have a fatherly connection with him, but given the nature of our relationship — his father was killed by me and/or by people that I know and that I was in some way responsible for it — I have to be suspicious of him because I don’t know what his goals are.

I think there is a degree of pragmatism in our relationship in that he’s trying to use me for something, I’m trying to use him for something, but there is this basic connection of family that keeps us connected in a way that maybe we’d rather not, but it’s just there. You know family is an involuntary group of friends in a way and people that you have to love. It’s not even that society tells us — it’s just there.

Do we get questions answered during this first season? Will we find out about Stephen’s dad?

I think you will be satisfied.

Are you excited about The Tomorrow People? Hit the comments to let us know if you’ll be tuning in or passing on this new supernatural show!

The Tomorrow People premieres October 9 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

09.13.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Lindsey Jordahl
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