TCA: CW’s ‘Star-Crossed’ “More Than A Teen Romance”, Says Producer

Diane Haithman contributes to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

Is the CW’s new sci-fi series Star-Crossed a statement on racism or a teen romance? At today’s TCA, producers and cast defended the show’s right to be both. Set in the near future, the show pits the alien Atrians against the humans in the social cauldron that is high school. Borrowing a page from Romeo And Juliet, human girl Emery (Aimee Teegarden) is in love with Roman (Matt Lanter), an Atrian.

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In their questions to the panel, TV journalists noted that the strongest link between aliens and humans in the series is that they are both really, really hot. (more…)

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