Though the Fall TV season has yet to commence, we’re already counting down the days until Winter premieres begin. Why are we looking six months ahead, you ask? Simple: The CW’s midseason alien integration drama, “Star-Crossed.”
The sci-fi drama is about two teenagers — one Atrian (alien) boy, Roman (Matt Lanter), and one human girl, Emery (Aimee Teegarden). When an Atrian spacecraft lands in 6-year-old Emery’s town resulting in an immediate battle, she befriends one of the young Atrians, whom she helps until authorities capture him. 10 years later, a group of Atrian teens is allowed to enroll in high school to test the ability humans and Atrians to integrate, and Emery learns that Roman, the boy she helped, wasn’t killed — as she had thought — but kept in an internment camp with the rest of the aliens. The two rekindle their relationship, while animosity continues to grow between the two communities, putting Roman and Emery’s bond — and the chance for peace — to the test.
Grey Damon, who plays Emery’s fellow human high school student Grayson — added fuel to the fire of our excitement when he tweeted out a first look photo of guest stars Tahmoh Penikett and Johnathon Schaech on set on Tuesday (Aug. 27).
Penikett will play a mysterious SEU (Sector Enforcement Unit) Officer Jack Beaumont, who is responsible for supervision within the Atrian sector walls. He will first appear in episode 2, and is set to recur.
Schaech will play Castor, Roman’s uncle. Castor has a dark and shady past as a radical militant Atrian, but he claims to have changed his ways to be more temperate and pro-integration. Roman still has his doubts about his uncle’s true intentions — even after Castor proves himself to be an effective politician within the Atrian Sector.
“Star-Crossed” debuts midseason on The CW.