This mid-season replacement Star Crossed 101 involves a human girl and alien boy reunited after 10 years at high school aged 16…
Aimee Teegarden, of Friday Night Lights fame, plays the human girl Emery who falls for the Atrian boy. Matt Lanter, of 90210 fame, is the Atrian boy and must be please that these aliens are very similar to humans save for a few facial tattoos.
Star Crossed 101 has so far had reasonable early reviews. The series started off life as Oxygen but we will see if this initial 13 episode series is a breath of fresh air for the target CW audience.
Check out the episodes image gallery and official lowdown.
The pilot episode airs on February 17, 2014 on the CW network.
The series stars Matt Lanter, Aimee Teegarden, Brina Palencia, Titus Makin Jr, Chelsea Gilligan, Greg Finley, Malese Jow and Grey Damon.
Star Crossed 101 – Image Gallery
Star Crossed 101 – Official Information
Season 1: “Pilot”
When the Aliens landed… — When Emery Whitehill (Aimee Teegarden, Friday Night Lights) was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town and she met Roman (Matt Lanter, 90210), a 6-year old Atrian boy, who sought refuge with her before being taken away by the authorities.
Ten years later, the two are reunited as the first group of Atrian teens is about to enroll in high school in a widely scrutinized social experiment to see if humans and Atrians can live in peace. Both Emery and Roman are surprised at the small-mindedness of their respective communities.
Roman’s sister, Sophia (Brina Palencia), is excited to make new friends, but their fellow Atrians, Teri (Chelsea Gilligan, Big Time Rush) and Drake (Greg Finley, The Secret Life of the American Teenager), openly distrust all humans.
The human students are equally wary of the aliens, especially the school’s queen bee Taylor (Natalie Hall, Pretty Little Liars). Kind-hearted Grayson (Grey Damon, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters) is drawn to Emery but has a secret that could threaten their new friendship.
Only two of Emery’s friends – Julia (Malese Jow, The Vampire Diaries) and Lukas (Titus Makin Jr, “Glee”), seem able to accept the Atrians. Emery and Roman find themselves drawn together again but outside forces work hard to keep them apart.
Gary Fleder directed the episode written by Meredith Averill (#101). TX Feb 17, 2014