The Mai once acted as defenders and companions of the human race, first as guardians for Egyptian pharaohs.
Descendants of the Egyptian cat-goddess Bastet, the part-god, part-human Mai used their cat-like attributes to serve and advise humans.
The Mai's role as protectors lasted until the 16th century BC when they were defeated by the Ramesses.
On Chloe's 16th birthday, she and her friends, Amy and Paul, go to a dance club.
At the club, Chloe meets a boy named Xavier and dances with him.
At her job, Chloe meets a boy named Brian and goes on a date with him.
After dinner with Amy that night, Chloe almost gets mugged by a homeless man, but defends herself.
The show is based on the book series “The Nine Lives of Chloe King” by Celia Thomson and also stars Grey Damon, Alyssa Diaz and Ki Hong Lee (â€œThe Secret Life of the American Teenagerâ€) as Paul.
The series will premiere later this year on ABC Family.
In September 2011, ABC Family announced its cancellation after one season.
The protagonist, Chloe King, is a teenager who discovers she has special cat-like powers, including nine lives, enhanced speed, strength, hearing, agility, night vision and the ability to extend her nails like cat claws, along with the ability to sense human emotions.
When the humans and Mai learned of the union, the Mai boy was apprehended and killed by the Egyptians, causing the divide between the two races to grow deeper.
As the Third Intermediate Period of Egypt began, the Mai were shunned from society and an organization called The Order emerged.
When Chloe realizes a mysterious figure is shadowing her, she goes on to uncover that she is a descendant of an ancient race called the Mai.