A few months ago it was announced that The CW was developing a reboot of the sci-fi series Roswell. Well, the reboot is moving from development to production as the network has officially ordered a pilot episode. Like the original series, this reboot would be adapted from the series of Roswell High books by Melinda Metz.
The series is being written and executive produced by The Originals scribe Carina Adly MacKenzie. The series is also being produced by Kevin Kelly Brown, who was an executive producer on the original series. He is the one person involved that connects the two Roswell incarnations. Everyone else involved is new. Here are the details that have been revealed and it's a little different than the original series:
The new Roswell reflects the realities of its location in a state bordering Mexico. After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, NM, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking 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.
The 1999 Roswell series only ran for three seasons, but it seems to have a loyal fan-base. I never really got into the show, so I'm pretty neutral on this whole reboot thing. If you are a fan of the original series, what do you think about this upcoming reboot? Are you excited? Do you even care? Would you rather have seen a revival that brings back the original cast of the 90s series?