ABC Family's newest one hour drama, "The Nine Lives of Chloe King," has its big premiere tonight.
We caught up with star Skyler Samuels recently at the MTV Movie Awards to talk about the show. What does she think people will love about Chloe?
"Chloe King is fierce, she's fabulous, she's doing these things where you're like ';wow, it's amazing' the risks she takes."
And what power does Skyler wish she had? "Super speed. That would just be convenient to get things done in a day."
The show follows Chloe King, who is looking forward to celebrating her 16th birthday with her friends and single mother - just like every other year – that is until she starts developing heightened abilities and discovers she's being pursued by a mysterious figure. Chloe soon learns she's part of an ancient race called the Mai, which has been hunted by human assassins for millennia - and that she may ultimately be their only hope for survival.
Struggling to understand what fate now has in store for her, Chloe begins to uncover more about her newfound abilities. Overwhelmed by all she is learning, she wonders how she'll be able to reconcile being a normal girl with an extraordinary destiny. With her childhood best friends, Amy and Paul, by her side to support her (despite being shocked to learn of her supernatural powers), Chloe must also figure out how – or if – she should tell her mom, Meredith, with whom she shares a very strong bond.
And as with any teenage girl, Chloe develops a crush on a new boy, Brian, whose charming and unpretentious nature contradicts the wealthy lifestyle in which he grew up. As she explores her relationship with Brian, Chloe learns that, when it comes to guys, things are much more complicated than they appear.
To help Chloe understand the history of the Mai, two of her fellow students, Alek and Jasmine, reveal to her that they, too, are descendants of the ancient race. She also learns quickly that the two just may be her best protectors – and Alek may prove to be something more altogether.
The story of the Mai is the background mythology for the ABC Family series. The supposed offspring of the Egyptian goddess Bastet, the Mai are considered to be both gods and humans. From the very beginning, the Mai have had a symbiotic relationship with humans and have been frequently referred to as their protectors.
"The Nine Lives of Chloe King" premieres tonight at 9pm EST following the season 2 premiere of "Pretty Little Liars."
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