'The Tomorrow People' casts 'Spy Kid' Alexa Vega as Stephen's rival - Exclusive

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"The Tomorrow People" is the kind of show that could legitimately recruit directly from the agencies of "Spy Kids." So it shouldn't be a surprise that the CW show has cast Alexa Vega -- best known for her role of Carmen Cortez in the "Spy Kids" films -- to play an ULTRA rival for Stephen ( Robbie Amell).

Vega's character is Hillary Cole, a new recruit brought into ULTRA. She immediately becomes a rival for Stephen Jameson in training to be a supernatural agent. The catch is that ULTRA only wants one of its new agents to make it to the next stage of training. Whoever loses will get stripped of his or her powers.

Described as a "ruthless, paranormal version of Tracy Flick" ( Reese Witherspoon's "Election" character), Hillary will stop at nothing to beat Stephen for the big prize.

"The Tomorrow People" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW. Alexa Vega is first scheduled to appear in episode 11 of the current first season.

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