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‘Roswell’ Reboot in Development on The CW

Planned New Series Based on the 1999-2002 Entry on The WB

A revival of “Roswell,” which originally aired on The WB from 1999 to 2002, is in the works on The CW. The proposed one-hour drama series will follow the daughter of undocumented immigrants who reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico. There she discovers the real 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. 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.

Like the original series, this planned project will be based on the “Roswell High” book series by Melinda Metz. Carina Adly MacKenzie will write and executive produce. Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin Television will executive produce, with Lawrence Bender and Kevin Kelly Brown also executive producing. Brown was previously an executive producer on the original series. Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  • Phun

    Ugh! Please, no more reboots! ☹️☹️

    • renamoretti1

      Completely agree with you. 🙂

      And rebooting a show that had flopped… What insanity!! 🙁

  • renamoretti1

    Hi Marc: Just wanted to let you know this article popped up in my Google News Alerts (which I guess is very good) but for some reason was marked “(satire)(blog)”… Make of it what you will! 🙂