Roswell Is Officially Coming Back at The CW

We hope you are not tired of reboots because we have another one coming our way in 2018. This time, The CW has decided to bring back the science fiction television series Roswell, which ran from 1999 to 2002 and starred Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, and Katherine Heigl among others.

After the reports about reboot surfaced in October 2017, The CW has greenlit the pilot for the series which will be written by Carina MacKenzie, known for her works on The Vampire Diaries spinoff, The Originals. In case you are wondering about the premise of the Roswell reboot, the network also provided a synopsis of this yet untitled project.

“After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, 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.”

This isn’t the only reboot The CW has planned since it was announced earlier that the network is planning to reboot Charmed with Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman at the helm of the project.

During its original run, Roswell received favorable reviews and developed a loyal fanbase. It was based on a series of young adult novels titled Roswell High and written by Melinda Metz. Still, due to a viewership decline during the third season, the series was eventually canceled.