1990s Alien Drama Roswell Is Getting A Reboot With An 'Immigrant Twist'

Roswell reboot in the works at The CW with Trump-era twist

Roswell reboot in the works at The CW with Trump-era twist

The original show was based on the Roswell High YA book series, and was developed by Jason Katims (whose resume now includes shows like Friday Night Lights and Parenthood).

Are you excited about Roswell making a potential comeback on The CW? Part science fiction and part teen romance, the books told the story of several aliens living as human teenagers, and the humans they both fell in love with and befriended, all the while trying to evade evil aliens and humans who were looking for the extraterrestrial teens.

The CW is now in a script development deal for a "Roswell" reboot and Carina Adly MacKenzie has been tapped as the writer and one of its executive producers. Behr, Katherine Heigl, and Brendan Fehr were the stars which portrayed alien roles during the original shows. Carina Adly MacKenzie (The Originals) will write and executive produce the one-hour drama, with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin Television executive producing. Television. The show is based on Metz's 10-book series that led to the original TV version of "Roswell", which launched almost two decades ago. Here's the 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". Yep, the alien beings of Roswell will be landing on the CW again.

No casting details for the new version of the series have yet been reported, nor is it known if the new show will connect in any way to the previous version of the series à la other revival series such as Dallas or Twin Peaks.