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‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Adds ‘The Originals’ Alum Riley Voelkel

Roswell, New Mexico is adding a new resident to their town and she’s staying right at home at The CW. The Originals star Riley Voelkel has officially joined the cast of the upcoming Roswell rebootwhich reimagines the original 1999 series with an immigration twist.


The series will follow a biomedical researcher and daughter of undocumented immigrants named Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) as she returns to her hometown and discovers a shocking truth about her high school crush, Max (Nathan Parsons) – he’s an alien. As the two begin to reconnect and investigate his mysterious origins, they will face multiple obstacles including violent attacks, government cover-ups, and the politics of fear and hatred.

Voelkel will be playing Cameron, “Max’s quick-witted partner at the Sheriff’s Department who has the rare ability to break through Max’s stony cowboy facade. She’s scrappy, sexy, cool, difficult to rattle, and prides herself on her realistic outlook.”

'Roswell, New Mexico' Adds 'The Originals' Alum Riley Voelkel
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In addition to Voelkel, Rosewell, New Mexico also stars Lily Cowles, Tyler Blackburn, Michael Trevino, Heather Hemmens, and Karan Oberoi. The original Roswell, which was created by Friday Night Lights and Parenthood’s Jason Katims, aired from 1999 to 2002, first on the WB and then on UPN. It starred Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl, William Sadler, and Colin Hanks.

Some of Voelkel’s on-screen credits include The Originals where she played Freya Mikaleson from seasons two up until its series finale which aired on August 1st of The CW. She has also appeared on the small screen in shows such as The NewsroomAmerican Horror Story, and Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television.

The series will be a midseason entry for The CW, so those eagerly awaiting for its premiere will have to get through the network’s fall schedule first before it hits airwaves sometime in 2019. In the meantime, you can check out the full trailer below!