According to a news item from The Hollywood Reporter, the CW is reviving the turn-of-the-century series Roswell with a fresh adaptation of the Roswell High books by Melinda Metz, on which the original series was based.
But while the original show played the alien angle quite literally, the new Roswell will have more of a political stance.
MacKenzie is writing and executive producing the series from Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions in association with Warner Bros. 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.
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Also executive producing are Justin Falvey, Amblin's Darryl Frank, Lawrence Bender and Kevin Kelly Brown. According to recent reports from #The Hollywood Reporter, CW is now teaming up with the "Originals" producer, Carina McKenzie, on this upcoming reboot project.
A "Roswell" reboot could be landing at The CW.
The TV drama "Roswell, " which included future stars Katherine Heigl, Shiri Appleby and Emilie de Ravin among its cast, was initially canceled after its first season in 1999, but the show's young fans saved it by sending scores of mini bottles of Tabasco sauce to The WB.
While "Roswell" is a known story about UFOs, this upcoming reboot is reportedly exploring topics about forbidden love.