Star-Crossed creator Meredith Averill has revealed what would have happened in Season 2 and beyond had the sci-fi romance series not been cancelled after one season by The CW.
With little prospect of continuing the series elsewhere, Averill gives fans some closure by opening up on her plans for Star-Crossed Season 2 and what she envisioned as a seven-season arc, in a chat with Zap2It.
On who died and who survived the finale:
When you see everyone passed out at the end, it’s just from the reaction to that pulse being sent out. Some of them are knocked out — Emery, the crowd at Mardi Gras — but none of them are dead. [Not even Grayson, who was shot in the finale.] There were two casualties at the end of the finale. Zoe is most definitely dead, and also unfortunately Taylor and Drake’s baby would’ve been a casualty as a result of that car accident. And, actually, the Mudbug would have suffered some damage as well, which actually is part of what would’ve been a very cool Lukas story for us going into Season 2.
As for the story going forward, Averill said the second season would have picked up three months later with the government covering up the true nature of the Suvek signal sent to the Astrian warships. They would have told the public that it was in fact a failed terrorist attack by the Atrian Trags, who escaped the sector but that the situation is under control.
Meanwhile, Edendale would have become something of a Hunger Games-esque police state as the Government try to figure out when the warships are arriving by any nefarious means necessary, including publicly executing the Trags. Averill paints the murky picture as a new Big Bad comes into play:
The government would’ve created a blacklist of potential Atrian sympathizers that they’re watching, and we were going to create our new big bad: A dangerous military general who would’ve pushed aside Gloria and chided her for her soft-handed approach with the Atrians. Inside the sector we find is even worse. It’s like one of the districts in “The Hunger Games.” The pods they live in are like jail cells. There’s no more market. Life is so much more grim than it was in Season 1 and the Atrians are routinely taken away by the military for questioning and are never seen or heard from again.
We find that the next Atrian up for public execution is Teri, so Drake and Roman have to work together to stop them from executing their friend. On their quest they realize that the question is not when are the Atrian reinforcements coming, it’s actually that they’re already here. We would discover that there were these small, teardrop-shaped personal ships that would’ve come down undetected and brought with them Atrian herbs that have the ability to change terrain and climate of Earth. Their master plan [we would later learn] is that they would slowly turn Earth into Atria, basically creating a water world that would make it impossible for humans to survive in that climate. Before Roman and Drake can find out more about this they’re caught by our big bad government guy and Roman is forced to make a deal with this guy in exchange for Teri’s life. He will help this guy find the head of the Atrian agents, but what Roman doesn’t know is that is actually Teri’s dad.
The black cyper would have continued to play a big role in Lukas’ arc going forward, while Taylor – assisted by Drake – would learn to hone her super-strength.
As for whether Emery and Roman would have ultimately ended the series together, Averill has bad news for fans of that particular ship, noting that while they needed each other to save the world, they didn’t necessarily belong together. Averill’s seven season arc would have seen a lot of back and forth in the central relationship front, but ultimately Emery and Grayson and Roman and Teri would have been together because Grayson’s “not conflicted,” unlike Roman whose destiny of being Atrian leader would have gotten in the way of his future with Emery.