Fans may be looking forward to the return of their favorite shows early next year, but The CW is also rolling out a new series that may become a new favorite: ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ a reboot of the series, simply called ‘Roswell’, which ran on The WB and then UPN from 2000-02. Both ‘Roswell’ and ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ are based on the book series by Melinda Metz.
To promote the new series, The CW has released a new poster, touting its premiere date, January 15, 2019, on Tuesday at 9pm EST.
Jeanine Mason headlines the new series, as Liz Ortecho, a “biomedical researcher” who has to return to her hometown after her project loses its funding. Once she is back in Roswell, she reconnects with her high school crush Max Evans, played by Nathan Parsons, who is, on the surface a policeman, but who is also, secretly an extraterrestrial with amazing powers. Liz has her own secrets, however– her parents are undocumented immigrants. While the US government cracks down on illegal terrestrial aliens, the series will parallel that to Max and his fellow ETs struggle to remain in hiding as a very different wing of the government threatens to expose them… and possibly worse.
Here is the full series description from The CW:
In The CW’s new series ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, more than maybe anywhere else on Earth, Roswell, New Mexico is ground zero for those who seek proof that aliens exist. Roswell native Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason) left it all behind 10 years ago after the death of her beloved older sister Rosa. But after the government cuts funding on her biomedical research, she reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown to move back in with her father. When Liz arrives, she reconnects with Max Evans (Nathan Parsons), her teenage crush, who is now a Roswell police officer. Their chemistry is instantly electric. But Liz soon discovers a shocking truth: Max is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life, along with those of his otherworldly sister, Isobel (Lily Cowles), and their friend Michael (Michael Vlamis). As the two grow closer after a decade apart, Liz finds it difficult to keep the truth from her best friend, Maria De Luca (Heather Hemmens), and her trusting high school ex, Dr. Kyle Valenti (Michael Trevino). Also hiding their extraterrestrial origins are Isobel and Michael, with Isobel not even revealing the truth to her husband, Noah Bracken (Karan Oberoi), and Michael keeping his identity hidden beneath a bad-boy exterior of hard living and casual hookups. Meanwhile, Master Sergeant Jesse Manes (Trevor St. John) spearheads a long-standing government conspiracy — unbeknownst to his son, Alex Manes (Tyler Blackburn), who has recently returned from service overseas with emotional and physical injuries. The politics of fear and hatred that run rampant in Roswell threaten to expose Max and his family and could endanger his deepening romance with Liz…as well as their lives.
ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions, with executive producers Carina Adly MacKenzie (“The Originals”), Chris Hollier (“Once Upon A Time”), Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries”), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (“The Americans”), Lawrence Bender (“Pulp Fiction”) and Kevin Kelly Brown (“Roswell”).
‘Roswell, New Mexico’ debuts on Tuesday, January 15 at 9pm EST.