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The CW is working on rebooting the TV series Roswell

Roswell Katherine Heigl Shiri Appleby Brendan Fehr Jason Behr

If you're familiar with articles I've written about other TV shows, it's probably no surprise to hear that I have watched zero episodes of the series Roswell, which ran for three seasons from 1999 to 2002. I just haven't done a lot of post-1990 TV watching.

Based on the book Roswell High by Melinda Metz, the show told the following story: 

Bizarre things start happening in the little New Mexico town where UFOs were spotted in 1947. Cut to 1999, when a cute high school student saves the life of a teenage waitress. Surrounded by cliques of clever, angst-filled classmates, the two form a bond that threatens the survival of a secret universe involving superhuman powers, a yen for hot sauce and an alien gene pool.

It starred Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl, Majandra Delfino, Brendan Fehr, Nick Wechsler, and the great William Sadler.

The CW is now developing a reboot of Roswell, with The Originals producer Carina MacKenzie writing a new version of the show with the following logline: 

After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants 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.

Having never read the book or watched the show, I can't comment on how well MacKenzie's ideas fit with the original concept, but hopefully this will be satisfying for fans of the existing works.

MacKenzie will be executive producing the new show for Warner Bros. Television alongside Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin Television and Lawrence Bender and Kevin Kelly Brown of Bender Brown Productions.

Extra Tidbit: Did you watch Roswell?
Source: THR

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