Roswell TV Reboot in the Works at CW

The CW wants to reboot the early 2000s sci-fi drama Roswell, with one major twist.

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The original series, which aired from 1999 to 2002, first on The WB and then on UPN, centered on three seemingly normal teens living in Roswell, New Mexico, who are revealed to be the aliens whose spaceship crashed in the town in 1947.

Variety reports the reboot would follow the daughter of undocumented immigrants who reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, where she discovers the police officer she has a crush on is actually an alien who has kept his unearthly gifts a secret. After learning the truth, 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 will threaten to expose him and destroy their burgeoning romance.

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As with the original series, the reboot is based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz.

Carina Adly MacKenzie (The Originals) will write and executive produce the project alongside Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin Television. Lawrence Bender (Flesh and Bone) and Kevin Kelly Brown, who worked on the original, will also serve as executive producers on the reboot.

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