Star-Crossed: 5 Reasons Why the Canceled Drama Deserves Another Chance
In case you haven't heard the sad news, it looks like tonight's big Star-Crossed season finale will be its last episode. Barring any series-saving miracles, we may never know what a Draylor baby looks like!
Obviously, we want the series to keep running — and while it may be a pipe dream, we've thrown together our top 5 reasons why, aside from Roman (Matt Lanter) and Emery (Aimee Teegarden)'s romance. Read on, and let us know if you agree!
We want all their clothes. The wardrobe of Star-Crossed is super-distinct, and totally had the potential to affect our fashion landscape! Costume designer Caroline Marx hit up New Orleans boutiques for the Atrians' slightly flashed-forward, stark, black-and-white wardrobe, and their killer accessories. Teri (Chelsea Gilligan)'s earrings were always on-point.
Although the show takes place in the future, the writers were careful to make sure that technology and fashion had progressed proportionately for just a decade in the future. There's one fatal flaw in this plan, though: We want to start dressing like the Marshall High students now, not in a decade!
Season 1 set up a boundary-pushing Season 2. Season 1 definitely had some cheesy, high school drama moments — but given a more secure place on the CW's roster, we'd love to see what they could've done with Atrian sociology and sexuality. Starting, of course, with Sophia (Brina Palencia). What's the last time you heard the word "pansexual" on the CW? Way to have a frank discussion about sexual identity with viewers, Brina!
“@miistyday: do you know how Sophia identifies? Is she a lesbian/bisexual/pansexual?” Pansexual. She just loves who she loves #StarCrossed
It's nice to see a show that, as with real life, doesn't portray sexuality as an absolute binary. Although what we were really looking for was more follow-up on Sophia implying that all Atrians have some element of pansexuality in them…
We have to see that Atrian baby. It seems likely that we'll leave the series with Taylor (Natalie Hall) still being pregnant with Drake (Greg Finley)'s baby… and that's a huge loose end that needs to be tied up. We've seen one half-human, half-Atrian toddler, but he was sent into hiding before we could learn much about him.
The fans — and there are a lot of 'em — want it. In addition to some social media blitzing (join in by tweeting #SaveStarCrossed), almost 12,000 people have signed a petition to the CW and CBS corporation trying to get the networks to reverse their decision.
Then, as always, there's William Shatner — although the original Captain Kirk seems to see a bigger picture here. It's not #SaveStarCrossed, it's #SaveSciFi.
It's not another adaptation. Star-Crossed was developed for TV, and had some amazing potential for growth without source material — and angry fans of said source material — to worry about. So far, they've been totally running with it, giving us a super-complex mythology (and even a custom-built language!) to gush over.