EXCLUSIVE: Peyton List (Mad Men) has landed a lead in the CW drama pilot The Tomorrow People, an adaptation of the cult British series. Written/exec produced by Phil Klemmer, exec produced by Julie Plec and Greg Berlanti and directed/exec produced by Danny Cannon, Tomorrow People is in the vein of X-Men and Heroes and revolves around several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the forces of evil. List will play Cara, the female member of the “Tomorrow People” group who has a sense of humor beneath her serious demeanor and seems to be a trustworthy ally. List, repped by Innovative, is probably best known for her recurring role as Jane Sterning on AMC’s Mad Men. She also co-starred on ABC’s FlashForward and recently recurred on the CW’s 90210.
Character actor Matt Malloy has been cast as a lead opposite John Goodman and Mark Consuelos in Amazon Studios‘ comedy pilot Alpha House, written by Garry Trudeau. Alpha House follows four senators who live together in a rented house in Washington DC. Malloy will play one of them, Nevada Senator Louis Laffer, who is easily flustered and anxiously overcompensates for his lack of masculinity. Goodman and Consuelos play two of his Senator housemates. Malloy recurred on Six Feet Under and Law & Order and will next be seen in HBO’s Phil Spector.