The CW is moving full steam ahead with its reboot of Roswell. Grey’s Anatomy actress Jeanine Mason has been cast as the lead in the pilot.
It is being written by Carina Adly MacKenzie (The Originals) and directed by Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries).
Though it is also based on Melinda Metz’s Roswell High books, there are some differences between the original and the new version.
Reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, Liz Ortecho (Mason), a jaded biomedical researcher and the daughter of undocumented immigrants, is haunted by a tragic incident. She discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: He’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.
Roswell ran on The WB and UPN for three seasons from 1999-2002 and starred Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl, Adam Rodriguez, Colin Hanks and Emilie de Ravin. It followed three aliens disguised as teenagers in Roswell, New Mexico as they tried to hide from the government agents chasing them.
Will you watch a new Roswell?