Who’s ready to head back to Roswell? This past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con attendees at The CW’s Legacies panel were treated to a first look at the upcoming Roswell reboot Roswell, New Mexico, which 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.
The trailer shows the early romance of Liz and Max and the disapproval he gets from his friends when things start to rekindle between them. It also touches on the sci-fi niche as well, showcasing the alien’s powers as Max is forced to use his to heal a wounded Liz. Check out the full trailer below!
Jeanine Mason is best-known for her recent role on season 14 of Grey’s Anatomy and Parsons appeared in seasons 1-4 on The CW’s The Originals. In addition, 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.
Roswell, New Mexico 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.
What did you think of the trailer? Are you looking forward to the reboot? Let us know!
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