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ROSWELL is Getting Rebooted with an Immigration Twist at The CW

ROSWELL is Getting Rebooted with an Immigration Twist at The CW

Nearly 15 years after the extraterrestrials left Roswell, The CW is ready to reboot the sci-fi series with a more locally alien twist.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, author, writer, and producer Carina MacKenzie (The Originals) is giving Roswell a modern spin by making the new lead heroine the daughter of undocumented immigrants. As it turns out, her teenage crush is a police officer who is hiding his alien heritage from the people around him. Once the young woman discovers his secret, they become entangled with a government cover up of aliens on Earth and find their connection threatened by “the politics of fear and hatred.”

It doesn’t sound like there is a direct link between this series and the original Roswell, which ran for two seasons on The WB before migrating to UPN for a third and final season (the network that pre-dated The CW). But the vague description of the reboot series may actually allow some, if not all, of the mythology from the first series to still be in play for this show.

Roswell was based upon the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz, and starred Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl, and Brendan Fehr as a trio of half-human, half-alien hybrids who lived hidden among normal humans in secret. Shiri Appleby also starred in the series as Liz Parker, a young girl who discovered the secret of Max Evans (Behr) when he used his powers to save her life. By the time the third season finale turned into a series finale, most of the surviving characters fled Roswell to avoid a FBI trap. Presumably, most of them are still out there, if The CW wants to bring them back. There’s no good reason why the new series can’t maintain some continuity with the first series, and it is something that we’d love to see.

Are you excited about Roswell making a potential comeback on The CW? Let us know in the comment section below!

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