'Roswell, New Mexico' Pilot Official Synopsis Released

The CW has released the official synopsis for Roswell, New Mexico, the network's upcoming reboot of the cult hit Roswell. The series will debut following the midseason finale of The Flash on January 15.

The series was announced to be in the works last October and is set to be based on the original Melinda Metz book, "Roswell High", which was also the inspiration for the previous television series. However, while the original Roswell featured the characters as teenagers, Roswell, New Mexico will feature the characters as adults.

You can check out the synopsis below.

“Pilot” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)


RETURN TO ROSWELL — When Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, she reconnects with Max Evans (Nathan Parsons), her teenage crush, who is now a Roswell police officer. But Liz soon discovers a shocking truth: Max is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life, along with those of his otherworldly sister, Isobel (Lily Cowles), and their friend Michael (Michael Vlamis). Elsewhere, Master Sergeant Jesse Manes (Trevor St. John) spearheads a long-standing government conspiracy — unbeknownst to his son, Alex Manes (Tyler Blackburn), who has recently returned from service overseas with emotional and physical injuries. The politics of fear and hatred that run rampant in Roswell threaten to expose Max and his family and could endanger his deepening romance with Liz…as well as their lives. Heather Hemmens, Michael Trevino and Karan Oberoi also star. Julie Plec directed the episode written by Carina Adly MacKenzie.

Roswell, New Mexico airs on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT, following episodes of The Flash.