Teen Alien Drama Roswell Is Getting a Political Reboot on the CW


There's no word yet on when this new take on Roswell might hit the airwaves. According to recent reports from #The Hollywood Reporter, CW is now teaming up with the "Originals" producer, Carina McKenzie, on this upcoming reboot project.

Roswell fans are in luck.

The reboot, however, will add a Trump-era twist: the Sallinger family will be first-generation Mexican immigrants.

The description of the new series says that it's about a woman who is the daughter of undocumented immigrants who reluctantly returns to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico - where she runs into her former crush who is now a police officer. Once the young woman discovers his secret, they become entangled with a government cover up of aliens on Earth and find their connection threatened by "the politics of fear and hatred". However, like the original, the new Roswell will also be based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz.

"Roswell" joins a growing number of reboots in production or already on the air, including "Twin Peaks", "Will & Grace", "Gilmore Girls", "The X-Files", "The Magic School Bus" and "Full House". Carina Adly MacKenzie (The Originals) will write and executive produce the one-hour drama, with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin Television executive producing. None other than teen alien drama Roswell, which combined unusual occurrences with high school ~*feelings*~ for three seasons at first the WB and then UPN. The cast included Shiri Appleby, Katherine Heigl, Jason Behr, Brendan Fehr, and Emilie de Ravin.

But alas, it was not meant to be and, despite our desire to revisit Max, Liz, Michael and Isabel's lives, we're still excited to see how The CW's reimagining of Roswell will turn out.