1990s Alien Drama Roswell Is Getting A Reboot With An 'Immigrant Twist'

Lawrence Kim
October 13, 2017

Like the original series, the reboot would be based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, author, writer, and producer Carina MacKenzie (The Originals) is giving Roswell a modern spin by making the new lead heroine the daughter of undocumented immigrants.

Variety reports that the network behind other reboots like Dynasty is meant to provide a modern update to the story, focusing on the daughter of undocumented immigrants who returns to her hometown - Roswell, New Mexico. Brown and Lawrence Bender executive produce via their Bender Brown Prods, alongside Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin TV.

In return, she will be featured protecting his secrets as they will also reconnect in order to investigate his origins. Part science fiction and part teen romance, the books told the story of several aliens living as human teenagers, and the humans they both fell in love with and befriended, all the while trying to evade evil aliens and humans who were looking for the extraterrestrial teens.

As far as any connection to the original series, which starred Katherine Heigl, Shiri Appleby, Colin Hanks, Jason Behr, and Brendan Fehr, there's not much.

Following the announcement of the project, it was also learned that reboots have remained in high demand at the different TV networks.

The reboot will apparently also be exploring the "politics of fear and hatred", which seems fitting considering the clashing perspectives on immigration we read about daily. This announcement came shortly after the "Originals" revealed that they are now on their fifth season with the CW. Brown was an EP on the original series.

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