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Roswell reboot on the cards

October 25th, 2017 by Dave Bowling Comments

In all honesty, this wasn’t one I was expecting.

Based on the Roswell High series of young adult novels, the Roswell TV series showed us the lives and loves of four extraterrestrials abandoned as children near the site of the world’s most famous weather balloon crash. Having grown into stereotypically emo 90s kids by 1999, we saw them try and avoid attention from the authorities while keeping their true nature under wraps and attempting to develop real human relationships with real humans. Think Dawson’s Creek with the slightest hint of The X-Files.

And now, years after the show was dropped by The WB and then UPN networks in the States, the successor to both channels is involved with a reboot. The CW is planning to develop a new spin on the Roswell High books, as the official logline suggests:

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.

Rather than the teen-focused relationship drama of the original, it seems that the powers that be are planning to develop an updated, more grown-up take on the story. Still, it’s very early days at present, so anything could be subject to change. The Originals’ producer Carina MacKenzie has been announced as writing the script for the pilot, but beyond that there’s been no further news. You’ll know when we do.

Source: Comic Book

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...