‘Roswell’ being rebooted at CW

‘Roswell’ being rebooted at CW


“Roswell” is back with a new kind of illegal alien.


The WB show is being rebooted at The CW, Variety reported Thursday.


The show, which originally ran from 1999 to 2002 and starred Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Colin Hanks, Katherine Heigl and Brendan Fehr, followed a group of high school students in Roswell, New Mexico, the site of a UFO incident in 1947.


Of that group of friends, three are alien/human hybrids trying to blend in.

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The reboot, however, will add a Trump-era twist: the Sallinger family will be first-generation Mexican immigrants.


“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,” the official logline reads.


“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.”


The show will be written and executive produced by “The Originals” alum Carina Adly MacKenzie and based on Melinda Metz’s book series “Roswell High.”


“Roswell” joins a growing number of reboots in production or already on the air, including “Twin Peaks,” “Will & Grace,” “Gilmore Girls,” “The X-Files,” “The Magic School Bus” and “Full House.”

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