The CW has released a new poster for Roswell, New Mexico, the upcoming reboot of The WB/UPN series, Roswell.
The series, which is the second television adaptation of the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz, will focus on Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason), a biomedical researcher who returns home after her research project loses funding. Upon returning to Roswell, Liz is reconnected with her teenage crush, Max Evans (Nathan Parsons) who in addition to being a police officer just so happens to be an alien who has kept his identity secret for years. As you can see in the poster below, the two will find their romance rekindled.
Of course, while Liz and Max's romance will clearly be a big part of the reboot, it won't be without challenges. While Liz discovers early on Max's alien identity, Liz has been keeping secrets of her own. Her parents are undocumented immigrants, and there's also the matter of Max's fellow aliens -- Isobel (Lily Cowles) and Michael (Michael Vlamis) as well as a long-standing government conspiracy that threatens to expose the aliens and ruin lives in the process.
This new take on Roswell is written and executive produced by The Originals writer Carina Adly MacKenzie. The pilot episode will be directed by Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Legacies showrunner Julie Plec. A trailer for the series was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year and is set to premiere on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 following the midseason premiere of The Flash. You can check out the official series synopsis below.
In The CW’s new series ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, more than maybe anywhere else on Earth, Roswell, New Mexico is ground zero for those who seek proof that aliens exist. Roswell native Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) left it all behind 10 years ago after the death of her beloved older sister Rosa. But after the government cuts funding on her biomedical research, she reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown to move back in with her father. When Liz arrives, she reconnects with Max Evans (Nathan Parsons), her teenage crush, who is now a Roswell police officer. Their chemistry is instantly electric. 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). As the two grow closer after a decade apart, Liz finds it difficult to keep the truth from her best friend, Maria De Luca (Heather Hemmens), and her trusting high school ex, Dr. Kyle Valenti (Michael Trevino). Also hiding their extraterrestrial origins are Isobel and Michael, with Isobel not even revealing the truth to her husband, Noah Bracken (Karan Oberoi), and Michael keeping his identity hidden beneath a bad-boy exterior of hard living and casual hookups. Meanwhile, 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.
ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions, with executive producers Carina Adly MacKenzie (“The Originals”), Chris Hollier (“Once Upon A Time”), Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries”), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (“The Americans”), Lawrence Bender (“Pulp Fiction”) and Kevin Kelly Brown (“Roswell”).
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