Roswell will be returning to television as The CW has decided to reboot the sci-fi series. The network will develop the reboot with The Original’s Carina Adly MacKenzie executive producing and writing the series.
Roswell originally ran for three seasons, with the first two airing on The WB before moving to UPN for its final season from 1999 – 2002. It starred Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl, Brendan Fehr, Emilie de Ravin, Majandra Delfino, Nick Wechsler, Colin Hanks, Adam Rodriguez and William Sadler.
Joining MacKenzie to produce the series is Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Lawrence Bender and Kevin Kelly Brown. Brown was also an executive producer on the original series. There’s no word yet on whether this new series will be a full reboot or a sequel to the original.
The series is based on the Roswell High books by Melinda Metz. The synopsis for the new series reads:
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.