We just mentioned the cult sci-fi series Roswell in our post on teen TV shows from the ’90s we’d still watch today. It turns out the out this story of aliens on Earth, who pass for human, is making a comeback in the form of a one-hour pilot, reports Deadline.
The CW, where the program will air, is turning to Grey’s Anatomy for its lead, casting Jeanine Mason. Mason portrayed Dr. Sam Bello in six episodes, from 2017-2018. She was also spotted in Criminal Minds and You’re the Worst.
The original Roswell series, which ran from 1999-2002, was based on the Roswell High young adult series, written by Melinda Metz. Set in Roswell, New Mexico, brother and sister, Max (Jason Behr) and Isabel Evans (Katherine Heigl), are alien/human hybrids, along with their friend Michael (Brendan Fehr). Max confides in a high school friend, Liz Parker (Shirl Appleby), and she works to help the three find answers.
The reboot is also based on the YA novels and follows the same formula. But, rather than a group of teens, the leads are in their 20s. Mason is set to play Liz Ortecho, a biomedical researcher. She reluctantly returns to her hometown of Roswell, where she reunites with her teen crush. He’s now a police officer, and, apparently, an alien. She works with him to investigate his origins.
As of now, the reboot is confirmed for a one-off pilot, but it could go to series if it’s well-received, according to CinemaBlend.com. The premiere date has yet to be announced.
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