Former Neighbours star Eliza Taylor-Cotter has landed the lead role in a new US TV drama.

The 23-year-old star, who played the part of Janae Timmins on the popular Australian between 2003 and 2008, has now been cast in CW's sci-fi pilot The Hundred, according to Deadline.

Eliza is set to play the part of Clarke, a young rebel who is part of a 100-strong crew sent back to the planet to rebuild the human race.

The Hundred is based on the books by Kass Morgan and has been adapted for television by Jason Rothenberg.